Video|Don Passman Receives Service Award at Grammy’s 16th Annual Entertainment Law Initiative

Don Passman
Hey folks, yours truly decided to use the opportunity, while in Los Angeles for Grammy Week, to grab an interview for you all with the highly respected Music/Entertainment lawyer Don Passman. If you are in the music industry and you do not own Don Passman’s “All You Need to Know About the Music Business,’ you probably should go buy a copy, like yesterday. It is a good book and a great starting point, especially for emerging artists.

I hope you all enjoy the video. It is short, sweet and to the point, if I may say so myself. I have also added a video clip so you appreciate the rock star lawyer that he is.

Happy Friday! It’s been hectic for me, travels et. al included, but I promise to return refreshed next Monday.

Stay blessed people.


Fashion & Entertainment Law Attorney, Journalist & Founder of, Ms. Uduak Oduok, covers the Grammy Foundation’s 16th Annual Entertainment Law Initiative (ELI).

The event honoring respected Hollywood Entertainment Lawyer Don Passman was held at the Beverly Hotels in Beverly Hills California. Passman was presented with the ELI Service Award. The event also honored ELI competition winners and included a key note address from Robert Kyncl, Head of Content & Business Operations at You Tube.

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(L-R) ELI executive chair Ron Wilcox, attorney Don Passman and CEO/President of the Recording Academy Neil Portnow attend The GRAMMY Foundation’s 16th annual entertainment law initiative luncheon & scholarship presentation at Beverly Hills Hotel on January 24, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California.
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Credited for several firsts in the fashion and entertainment industry, Uduak Oduok (Ms. Uduak) is a fashion and entertainment lawyer, speaker, visionary, gamechanger, trailblazer, and recognized thought leader, for her work on Africa’s emerging global fashion and entertainment markets, and the niche practice of fashion law in the United States. She is also the founder of ‘Africa Music Law,’ an industry go-to music business and law blog and podcast show empowering African artists. Her work in the creative and legal industries has earned her numerous awards and recognitions, including an award from the American University Washington College of Law for her “legal impact in the field of intellectual property in Africa." She has also taught as an Adjunct Professor at several institutions in the United States. For more information, visit her at

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