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Episode 023: Musical Meyham: A Contract Case Study with Your Host, Casey Handy-Smith

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Release Date: 03/12/2020

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In today’s episode, Casey addresses a current situation that has gained a lot of attention in the media.  Many have asked about the validity of Megan Thee Stallion’s case against her record label 1501, regarding her contract. Is the contract terrible, or is Megan overreacting?

Casey’s experience representing multi-faceted artists, led her to recognize the needs of other influencers and creatives. Particularly those utilizing the online space to create community, build a platform, and leverage opportunities. Casey prides herself on prioritizing her client’s interests and protecting their most valuable assets as they pursue new endeavors. However, her roots are in the entertainment industry, which uniquely positions her to take a close look at this general question and shed a very clear light on how entertainment contracts work, and how you can make them work for you!

More on Casey

Growing up in a creative, musically inclined family, Casey’s mind was set on becoming a professional songwriter at the age of 15. It wasn’t until going to college where she started taking courses in music business, that she soon realized her passion for the business side of the industry. Casey knew then, that she wanted to do something different with her talents, and serve to safeguard the talents of those around her. On a mission to protect the rights and interests of often exploited minority talent and influencers, Casey went on to pursue a legal career in the entertainment industry. 

Prior to starting her own law practice, Casey gained valuable legal experience working with a LA and Houston based entertainment law firm, interning with the legal department of General Electric and clerking for both State and Federal Judges. Casey graduated from Alabama State University with a B.A. in Political Science and a minor in Recording Industry. Casey earned her J.D. with honors from Thurgood Marshall School of Law where she served as the Symposium Editor of the Thurgood Marshall Law Review. Casey also holds a Certification in Mediation and Global Arbitration from Queen Mary University of London.

Where to find Casey

Website: chandylaw.com and contractcasey.com

Social Media Handle: @contractcasey

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