Webinar – Legal Essentials for Livestreaming


Attorney Gwen Seale walks you through the most important considerations to make when you livestream a performance.

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With cancellations of performances, government mandates prohibiting gatherings, and an uncertain future for in person activities, many artists are turning to livestream options for the first time. Whether you’re seasoned to the livestream environment or just starting to look into the commercial viability of streaming content, you’ll want to consider the legal aspects of producing art live and online.

Join TALA board member, Gwen Seale, as she discusses

    • copyright basics,
    • licenses needed to legally livestream content,
    • various terms and conditions of the primary livestreaming platforms, and
    • best practices to ensure your livestream occurs without a hitch!

About the speaker:

Gwendolyn Seale is a 2016 graduate of SMU Dedman School of Law and practices entertainment law at Mike Tolleson and Associates in Austin, Texas. While at SMU, she interned at two music venues in the Dallas Deep Ellum district, Trees and The Bomb Factory, with responsibilities that included assisting with social media accounts, merchandise sales and reviewing performance contracts. During her final year of law school, she also managed a band based in Austin. Currently, at Mike Tolleson and Associates, she drafts and negotiates contracts related to music, film and sports entertainment, and assists clients with their copyright and trademark registration needs. In addition to her practice, Gwen has published articles and presented Continuing Legal Education Courses on topics such as YouTube’s monetization policies, legal issues surrounding music festivals and the evidentiary significance of emojis.

Do you have questions for Gwen? Is there a specific topic you’d like her to cover? Tell us on the registration form or if you’ve already registered, send the questions or suggestions to [email protected].

This program will be offered online. A link to access the webinar will be posted on the event page in Eventbrite. After registering, sign into your Eventbrite account to access the link to the webinar. You will also receive email reminders from Eventbrite closer to the event date.

This event is funded in part by a grant from the Texas Commission on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts. To find out more about how National Endowment for the Arts grants impact individuals and communities, visit arts.gov.

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