Student Wins Recording Academy Writing Competition

March 7, 2019
UCLA School of Law student Cameron Berkowitz ’19

UCLA School of Law student Cameron Berkowitz ’19 scored the top prize in the Recording Academy’s 21st Annual Entertainment Law Initiative Writing Competition for his essay “Streaming in the Free Market: Releasing Songwriters from the Compulsory Music License.”

A third-year student at UCLA Law, Berkowitz received a $10,000 scholarship and tickets to the Grammy Awards, which were held on Feb. 10 at Staples Center in Los Angeles. Berkowitz was also honored on Feb. 8 at the annual summit of the Recording Academy’s Entertainment Law Initiative (pictured), where leading music lawyers and executives convened to discuss the most pressing legal issues in the industry.

The writing contest included submissions from law students nationwide. They offered solutions to current challenges in the music business and were judged by a panel of experts in music law.

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