You are cordially invited to NARIP’s

Artist Management Deal Mock Negotiation

on Wednesday, July 25, 20012

at SAE Atlanta in Atlanta, GA

With major changes in the record and music industries, artist managers are more important than ever to guide artist careers through the minefields. In this latest of NARIP's "Art of the Music Deal" series, music attorneys Evita G. Kaigler and Monica E. Ewing face off in a live negotiation of key deal points and contractual issues in an artist management agreement.

These experts come together to give you the inside track on major deal points, what they mean and what leverage you have to negotiate the best possible deal.

Most people think they can just hand a negotiation to a lawyer, and leave it at that. But as a professional, you need to be aware of the process and deal points, too, and what the short- and long-term implications to your artists' careers may be.

Most importantly, you will see HOW a management deal is negotiated and be involved in the process.

Get educated about the art of deal-making!


When it's the right time to make a deal

Major areas of negotiation, including:

  • Terms
  • Options
  • Commissions and how they’re paid
  • Sunset clauses
  • Deliverables
  • Selecting a business manager
  • Making the most of the artist-manager agreement
And much more.

SPECIAL GUEST SPEAKERS (scroll down for speaker profiles):

Evita G. Kaigler, Esq.
Monica E. Ewing, Esq.
Beth Bachman, Esq., NARIP Atlanta Executive Director


Wednesday, July 25, 2012
6:30 p.m. - Registration opens
7:00 p.m. - Program begins
9:30 p.m. - Program ends


Producers, Artists, Artist Managers and Artist Reps
Record & Music Publishing Executives
Music Attorneys, Concert Industry Professionals
Brand Marketing & Creative Executives
Accountants, Business Managers & CPAs


SAE Institute of Technology
215 Peachtree Street NE, Suite 300
Atlanta, GA 30303

Enter building from Andrew Young International Blvd. (behind Hard Rock Cafe).
Latecomers please ring buzzer for entry.

Click here for map.


$15 for NARIP members
$25 for Non-members


Because you are registering for this program, we offer you the opportunity to pre-order the MP3 recording of the program for only $20 (regularly $39.95). This will also include digital copies of documents distributed at the program. This program will cover a great deal of information, and so you won't have to worry about taking notes! To pre-order now, select the Premium Ticket option below, the mastered recording will be emailed to you within 2-3 weeks after our program (if not sooner).


Closest paid parking deck is on Andrew Young International Blvd. Or take Marta train to Peachtree Center Station and walk to SAE Institute from there.


1. Online (just scroll down) using PayPal or any major credit card (you need not be a PayPal member)
2. Call 818-769-7007 with credit card
3. Walk-up if space permits. NARIP events sell out, advance registration is recommended.

No refunds, all ticket sales final. We appreciate your cooperation.


Call 818-769-7007 or contact NARIP


Evita G. Kaigler, Esq.

Established in 2006, the Law Offices of Evita G. Kaigler, LLC is a champion for musical integrity while supporting its clients in three main areas of their careers: the music, the business and the brand. As the firm's owner and principal, Evita finds great love and purpose in her capacity as a music lawyer and consultant, serving as a deal-maker and advisor to talent in the major recording and music publishing space as well as to profound talent in the independent music market. Evita also serves as counsel to independent record labels, talent managers and others music industry figures and talent. Evita is a graduate of The University of Georgia and Emory University School of Law. To learn more about Evita, please visit

Monica E. Ewing, Esq.
Georgia State University College of Law and School of Music
Instructor, Music Management / Music Industry / Law

Monica Ewing is a pro hac judge for the State Court of Fulton County and an adjunct professor for the Georgia State University College of Law and School of Music. She has maintained a private law practice for the past 16 years and specializes in multi-media law. As a top entertainment attorney, prominent magazines such as People, Billboard and Newsweek have called on her for comments. Her first book, Letters from the Cocoon, was self-published in 2003. Ms. Ewing received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Georgia State University and her Juris Doctorate from the Emory University School of Law.

Beth Bachman, Esq.
Executive Director, NARIP Atlanta
Associate, The Sidman Law Firm

Beth Bachman, a 30-year old native of Atlanta, Georgia, is an entertainment attorney at The Sidman Law Firm in Buckhead, working alongside veteran industry powerhouse Steve Sidman (formerly of Greenberg Traurig). Beth earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Georgia and her law degree from Georgia State University, where she was President of the Sports & Entertainment Law Society, as well as co-founder and President of the Be Your Own Boss Network, a group for entrepreneurial law students. Beth has been a NARIP loyalist ever since its Atlanta chapter launched in June 2010. Shortly after meeting her future employer at a NARIP panel in August 2010, Beth was hired by The Sidman Law Firm as its first associate, and specializes in all aspects of the music industry, from record deals to producer agreements to publishing contracts and everything in between. With her love for music and passion for learning, Beth shares the same critical mission as NARIP: to provide relevant and accessible music business education for all who seek it, and to help cultivate the next generation of music industry leaders and revolutionaries.


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Online Registration is Closed but Walk-Ups are Welcome