Legal Service Program
SaskMusic offers a pro bono Legal Services program to our members with the assistance of lawyer Kurt Dahl of Coal Harbour Law (formerly Murphy & Company LLP). Through this program, up to 2 hours of free legal services annually* are available to SaskMusic members who hold current Individual, Band, or Corporate 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.
Additionally, if the matter you wish to discuss involves opposing parties, Coal Harbour Law is only able to work with the first party who enlists their services or signs up through this SaskMusic program (as would be the case with any law firm), regardless of whether both parties may be SaskMusic members.
*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 (1-800-708-3884 ext 112). Note: For members located outside of Saskatoon, consultations are available via phone/Skype.
For more information, please call 1-800-347-0676.
Kurt Dahl of Coal Harbour Law has been actively involved in the Canadian music industry for the past 18 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.
A founding member of One Bad Son, Kurt has toured the world with the band, sharing the stage with The Rolling Stones, Def Leppard, Judas Priest and more. The band landed their first #1 single in Canada with the song Raging Bull in 2018. By day, Kurt is one of the preeminent entertainment lawyers in Canada, working with the biggest names in the music industry from coast to coast. Kurt served as President of SaskMusic for six years and is passionate about utilizing his knowledge as artist and lawyer to help others in the entertainment industry make the most of their careers. He shares his knowledge in the articles he writes on cutting-edge issues in the music industry which have been published around the world by Canadian Musician, Canadian Lawyer, SOCAN, Drum Magazine and more, and can be found on his website www.lawyerdrummer.com.