Award winners: Rethinking music
Two HLS students, Adam Gottesfeld ’12 and Joey Seiler ’12, recently won Rethink Music’s Genesis Project, a startup competition that aims to encourage and monetize creativity in the music industry. The duo will receive $10,000 in legal services from the firm Duane Morris, additional in-kind consulting, and at least three meetings with venture capitalists.
Their project, Have You Heard?, utilizes data available on music-streaming platforms such as Spotify and Grooveshark to make music listening and sharing more rewarding for fans and more lucrative for artists and brands.
The project combines the classic street team promotional model with online games to bridge relationships between artists and fans.
They received the award in April during the Rethink Music conference, sponsored by Berklee College of Music, in association with the Berkman Center for Internet & Society.
Honors at Vis Moot Court
Two HLS teams competed at the 2012 Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot competitions, in Vienna and Hong Kong, which aim to train future leaders in methods of alternative dispute resolution. In Vienna, 282 universities from 68 countries competed. HLS placed third in oral arguments, making it to the semifinal round and winning Best Memorandum for Claimant, and received honorable mention for the Respondent’s Memorandum. Jessica Moyer ’12 and Jessica Beess und Chrostin ’13 received honorable mention for Best Individual Oralists. The Hong Kong team placed eighth out of 90 teams, making it to the quarter-final round and winning honorable mention for the Claimant’s Memorandum. Tarik Elhussein ’13 won honorable mention for Best Individual Oralist.