TEXAS STAR AWARD

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Texas Star Award

In 2005, the Entertainment Law Institute created the Texas Star Award to recognize one attorney each year who has made a major and noteworthy contribution to the practice of entertainment law.

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2016 - Chris Castle

The 2016 Texas Star Award was presented to Chris Castle for his important voice in the national debate over music industry and copyright law policy.

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2015 - Chris Castle

The 2015 Texas Star Award was presented to Todd and Jeff Brabec, the Deems Taylor Award winning co-authors of the best- selling music business book “Music, Money and Success: The Insider’s Guide to Making Money in the Music Business.”

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2014 - Stan Soocher

The 2014 Texas Star Award was presented to Stan Soocher, the Editor-in- Chief of the monthly Entertainment Law & Finance trade publication since its start in 1985.

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2013 - Cindi Lazzari

The 2013 Texas Star Award was presented posthumously to Cindi Lazzari for her tireless efforts on behalf of artist’s rights in Texas.

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2012 - Steve Winogradsky

The 2012 Texas Star Award was presented to Steve Winogradsky, author of the book, “Music Publishing: The Complete Guide.”

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2011 - Lionel “Lon” Sobel

The 2011 Texas Star Award was presented to Lionel “Lon” Sobel, founder of the Entertainment Law Reporter and entertainment law professor at Southwestern Law School in Los Angeles.

2010 - Lionel “Lon” Sobel

The 2011 Texas Star Award was presented to Lionel “Lon” Sobel, founder of the Entertainment Law Reporter and entertainment law professor at Southwestern Law School in Los Angeles.

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2009 - Shannon Jones, Jr.

The 2009 Texas Star Award was presented posthumously to Shannon Jones, Jr., co-founder of the Dallas based Passman Jones law firm. Attorney Jerry Alexander, a lifelong friend and business partner of Shannon Jones, accepted the Texas Star Award on his behalf.

2008 Texas Star Award Donald Passman

2008 - Donald Passman

The 2008 Texas Star Award was presented to Donald Passman, a University of Texas and Harvard Law School graduate whose Los Angeles-based career has included many years of representing major recording artists. His book, “All You Need To Know About the Music Business,” is one of the most useful and popular books for anyone in the music industry today.

2007 Texas Star Award winner Marybeth Peters

2007 - Marybeth Peters

In 2007, the ELI honored Marybeth Peters, then the U.S. Register of Copyrights.

2006 texas star award winner jay cooper

2006 - Jay Cooper

The second recipient, receiving the 2006 Texas Star Award, was Jay Cooper, an entertainment law pioneer who represents many major artists as well as industry organizations.

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William Krasilovsky

The first recipient was William Krasilovsky, author of “This Business of Music.” The book was published in 1963 and is considered the first significant book for lawyers about the music business.

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