Austin Seminar – Creativity Meets Copyright: Owning Your Art

In celebration of World Intellectual Property Day 2019

Join TALA and Austin Music Foundation as we present

in partnership with the Copyright Alliance



It’s important that artists know what they own and how federal copyright protections can add value to creativity.


Learn what rights you possess as a copyright owner and how to protect those rights.


Two presentations will be offered simultaneously.

One presentation will focus on copyrights specifically for musicians and one will focus on all other artistic disciplines (multidisciplinary).

Following the presentations, participants will have a chance to ask individual questions during a roundtable mixer with the experts.


Did you know there are two copyrights associated with a song?

Learn more at our music presentation with attorneys:

Andrea Villarreal, Of Counsel, Oaks, Hartline & Daly, LLP

Gwen Seale, Mike Tolleson and Associates


Take a photo or paint a picture? Did you know that there are multiple revenue streams to be made from one piece of artwork?

Find out more with attorneys:

Adrian Resendez, The Resendez Law Firm

Alyce Zawacki, Alyce Zawacki Law


Schedule of Events


Copyright Presentations

Learn copyright basics at one of our specially designed seminars.


Roundtable Discussions and Artist Networking

Your chance to talk with copyright experts in a roundtable format and meet your peers. Emo’s bar will be open.




This project is supported in part by the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department.