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Please note that Monday, May 15 consists of pre-convention meetings, digital service workshops, the Entertainment & Technology Law Conference, and the Industry Jam 2. The full program will take place Tuesday, May 16  through Thursday, May 18.  
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Monday, May 15 • 4:50pm - 6:00pm
Weighing the Options: A Mock Negotiation Evaluating and Comparing Modern Record Deals

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With so many different types of innovative deals emerging with respect to master rights, how do you know what's the best option for you or your artist? This panel plays out the scenario of an artist considering two different offers for their latest EP: a net profit split / joint venture vs. a master rights administration / license agreement.

From the initial meeting between the artist's manager and attorney to the artist's attorney negotiating and evaluating the deal terms with each of the companies offering the deals, this presentation will give an in depth look into the pros and cons of different types of modern record deals and explore how these agreements have innovated and pivoted from traditional models. Learn what to look for in different types of agreements, understand what deal terms and business offerings matter most, and get a better sense of what modern record deals can look like.

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Adam Ritholz

Founding and Managing Partner, Ritholz Levy Sanders Chidekel & Fields LLP
Adam Ritholz is Founding and Managing Partner of Ritholz Levy Sanders Chidekel & Fields LLP, originally established in 1995. Ritholz’s practice consists of the representation of both individuals and new entrepreneurial and established companies in the fields of entertainment, media, technology, apparel, branded goods, merchandising and endorsements, in connection with which the firm provides a broad range of services, including development of business model strategies, financing documents, revenue modeling, corporate set up and documentation, trademark (including registrations, office actions and oppositions), employment, talent and IP acquisition and licensing, digital platform licensing, as well as joint venture and acquisition transactions and distribution agreements. He has been at the forefront of the development of new approaches to the infrastructure and revenue models of new and developing entertainment companies to bring a fresh ground up approach to the challenges presented by the eroding viability of conventional entertainment business models... Read More →
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Jennifer Newman Sharpe

Principal Attorney, Law Offices of Jennifer Newman Sharpe PLLC
Jennifer Newman Sharpe is an entertainment attorney based in New York. Her clients include artists, producers, managers, record labels, publishing companies, digital distribution companies, and tech start ups. Newman Sharpe is also Co-Founder and CEO of Sparkplug (www.sparkplug.i... Read More →
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Monika A. Tashman

Partner, Fox Rothschild LLP
Monika A. Tashman is a partner in the Entertainment Law department of Fox Rothschild, LLP. She has worked in publicity, promotion and management and has been a practicing entertainment lawyer and dealmaker for 18 years. Having worked at a major label and as a promotion representa... Read More →
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Kos Weaver

Exec. VP, BMG
Kos Weaver brings nearly 30 years of experience to his role overseeing Nashville operations for both BMG Publishing & Records with a roster that includes Alabama, Brett Beavers, busbee, Clare Dunn, Danny Gokey, Hillary Lindsey, Buddy Miller, JD Souther and John Paul White.  His management firm, Curo KR, oversees the career of Mercury Records breakout country artist Canaan Smith... Read More →

Monday May 15, 2017 4:50pm - 6:00pm
Music City Ballroom

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