The GRAMMY Foundation, in concert with some of the nation's most prominent entertainment attorneys, has established the Entertainment Law Initiative to promote discussion and debate about the most compelling legal issues facing the music industry today. ELI also endeavors to support future careers in entertainment law by seeking out the nation's top law students and giving them invaluable networking and educational opportunities.
Three major components comprise ELI: a legal seminar series, a national writing competition for law students, and a high-profile luncheon during GRAMMY Week.
ELI Executive Committee Members
ELI Service Award Recipients
- 2006 – Al Schlesinger
- 2007 – Paul Marshall
- 2008 – David Braun
- 2009 – Jay Cooper
- 2010 – Joel Katz
- 2011 – John Frankenheimer
- 2012 – John Branca
- 2013 – Chuck Ortner
2013 Entertainment Law Initiative Scholarship Recipients
(ELI Competition Winner)
Case Western Reserve University School of Law
Saving The Modern Record Industry: Partnership And Fiduciary Duty Between Labels And Artists
Alexander C. Krueger-Wyman
University of Virginia School of Law
Mashing Up The Copyright Act: How To Mitigate The Deadweight Loss Created By The Audio Mashup
Katie Siuta O'Shea
University of Georgia School of Law
Rebranding Digital Music Theft And The Graduated Response Model In The United States
UC Berkeley School of Law
Fan Finance: Alternatives To Securities Restrictions On Social Media-Based Fundraising
Loyola Law School
SoundExchange's Role In the Next Generation Of Artists
For information about the ELI Writing Competition or seating at the ELI Luncheon contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
For information about upcoming events, visit the Entertainment Law Initiative Facebook page.