City of Hope Future Hope Speaker Series with Don PassmanModerated by Benji and Joel Madden
Join City of Hope’s Music, Film & Entertainment Industry Future Hope committee for an intimate evening with Don Passman, partner at Gang, Tyre, Ramer, Brown and Passman as he shares his path to leadership and success in the music and entertainment industry. The discussion will be led by Benji and Joel Madden who will delve deep into Don’s career with a glimpse into the 10th Edition of “All You Need To Know About The Music Business”.
Donald S. Passman is a graduate of the University of Texas, and of Harvard Law School.
He practices law with the Los Angeles firm of Gang, Tyre, Ramer, Brown and Passman, specializing in the music business. Don has lectured extensively, including Harvard Law School, Yale Law School, USC, and UCLA, and is the author of “All You Need To Know About The Music Business”, published by Simon & Schuster, which is now in its Ninth Edition. Don is also the author of three published novels.
Don has been listed in the Best Lawyers in America, as well as the Top 100 Lawyers in California, the Top 500 Attorneys in America, Hollywood Reporter’s Top 100 Entertainment Attorneys, and Southern California's Super Lawyers.
BENJI AND JOEL MADDEN
Benjamin and Joel Madden, also known as The Madden Brothers, hail from the suburbs of Washington D.C. and are known internationally for fronting their band Good Charlotte. The band formed in a garage while the brothers where in high school and signed a major label record deal shortly after. The brothers have not only written chart topping hits for themselves, they can also be found in the credits of over a dozen other artists’ recordings.
In true Madden Brothers fashion, the pair have been a hit in the television world, hosting their own MTv show and residing as judges on The Voice Australia for multiple seasons. With bit parts in several major motion pictures and other TV appearances across the last dozen years, the Maddens don't stop there.
In 2014 the concept of a greater involvement in the business was cemented with the formation of MDDN, a process driven music management and media company, for artists by artists, with an emphasis on empathy and fairness. There the brothers work with a team of specialists to further the vision of new and established artists.
The Maddens currently split time between residences in New York and Los Angeles, occasionally headlining Good Charlotte tours and large scale festivals. They can be found on a daily basis, ideating and activating concepts and strategies that are changing the face of business as we know it and impacting popular culture on a global scale.
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Past Speaker Series Guests and Moderators
Guest: Jody Gerson
Moderator: Taylor Testa
Guest: Gary Gersh
Moderator: Marc Cimino
Guest: Shep Gordon
Moderator: Aaron Rosenberg