Legal Service Program
SaskMusic re-launched our Legal Services program in April 2015, with lawyer Kurt Dahl of Murphy & Company (Saskatoon and Vancouver) providing pro bono services to our members. Through the program, up to 2 hours of free legal services annually* are available to SaskMusic members with active memberships. Please note, this is a first-come, first-served program (the program may temporarily close each year once we've reached capacity) and services are limited to issues relating to your career in the music industry.
Kurt Dahl of Murphy and Company Law has been actively involved in the Canadian music industry for the past 15 years, as a touring musician, board member, and entertainment lawyer. He wrote his Master of Laws thesis in 2009 on the future of the music industry, and practiced entertainment law in Vancouver starting in 2010, later returning home to Saskatoon. He tours the country regularly with his band One Bad Son, working with some of the biggest names in the music business. One Bad Son recently pushed its fourth single, Black Buffalo, into the Canadian Top 10 and just finished a six-week headlining tour. He recently launched his website www.LawyerDrummer.com. Kurt served on the SaskMusic Board from 2008-2012, being re-elected in 2014; in 2013, he was invited to sit on the Dean’s Advisory Council for the College of Law at the University of Saskatchewan.
For more information, please call 1-800-347-0676.
*based on our fiscal year of April 1-March 31.
To access this program:
1. You must be a current Individual, Band or Corporate member of SaskMusic. Please login to this website to check your expiry date.
2. Review and sign the Guidelines and Parameters document, then download and fill out the New Client form. Email both as attachments, along with a request to access the program, to Kurt Dahl. Note: For members located outside of Saskatoon, consultations are available via phone/Skype.