Business is something that most artists do not specialize in, and there is an upcoming seminar to remedy that. The Musician’s Briefcase: Legal and Business Tools for the Industry is a seminar that is giving artists a chance to not only meet other artists, but learn how to make a living as a working artist.

Subjects such as copyright, sampling, recording, online publishing, royalties and selling your music, booking, marketing, managers and agents, and getting paid to play will all be covered at the Musician’s Briefcase by people who have experience working in the local industry. The speakers will include Chris Kleiner or Raj Studio, Eric Graf of Blackberry Studios, Justin Strong of Shadow Lounge, Kellee Maize of Näkturnal, and Gene Stoval of Eviction Notice.

The event is taking place on Saturday, November 15 from noon to 4 p.m. The cost is $10 and lunch will be provided. It is taking place at 6000 Penn Avenue in East Liberty, which is the former location of the East Liberty PNC Bank. For more information and to RSVP, call 412-648-1300 or send an email to

The Musician’s Briefcase is brought to you by the University of Pittsburgh School of Law Community Economic Development Clinic.