Cash Money Records is preparing to school students at a New York University. Baby and his brother Slim are heading to Pace University as part of a special lecture in entertainment law. The duo will not be alone however; they’ll bring their overseas import and creator of the hit “Down”, Jay Sean.
The principals behind the historic, New Orleans-based hip-hop label and their apprentice will take part in “Where Do I Sign?,” Pace University School of Law Professor Vernon J. Brown’s Entertainment Law class on the White Plains, N.Y., campus Monday evening, Nov. 23, from 6-8 p.m.
Professor Brown’s class will give students an inside look into expectations from clients and according to him will be similar to “Inside The Actor’s Studio.”
“The goal is to give my entertainment law students practical knowledge in working with their clients and interacting with label executives. What artists expect from their attorneys and what they should expect from their clients. The class is like “Inside the Actor’s Studio” for lawyers, offering practical advice for the way things actually work in the real world.”
Brown has invited a number of his clients to address his class over the past four years, with the discussions focusing on how resolving legal issues has shaped the individual artists’ and label executives’ careers, with an extensive question-and-answer session.
So what’s this educator’s long-range goal?
“My long-range goal is to give a similar class to junior high school and high school students, to make them aware of other careers that exist in the entertainment world other than as performers.”
Brown has been Cash Money’s business manager and attorney for 14 years and one of the industry’s leading business managers for more than two decades. As Chairman/CEO of V. Brown & Company, he represents clients in all areas of entertainment, including fashion (supermodels Jessica Stam, Marisa Miller, Miranda Kerr,Coco Rocha), sports (Allan Houston, Charlie Ward, Ty Law, Michael Redd, Clinton Portis and Dwight Freeney), recording artists (Notorious B.I.G., Erykah Badu, Brian McKnight, Ne-Yo), film producers, performers (Steve-O) and directors (Harold “Hype” Williams).