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In Atlanta – Music Publishing Deal Mock Negotiation Mar 13

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Mock Negotiation of a Music Publishing Deal

on Wednesday March 13, 2013 in Atlanta

In this latest installment of NARIP’s “Art of the Music Deal” series, two top music attorneys face off in a live negotiation of key deal points and contractual issues in a publishing deal that affect a songwriter’s rights and income.

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.

NARIP’s series de-mystifies deal-making and enables the lawyer and non-lawyer alike to come away with a clear grasp of the most important deal points and leverage available. Infinitely better than merely READING about it, see the deal duked out and DONE right before your eyes.

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

Get educated about the art of deal-making!

You will learn major areas of negotiation for publishing deals including:

This program will also cover:

Sample music publishing agreement will be provided.


Music Publishing & Record Executives

Producers, Artists, Artist Managers and Artist Reps

Music Attorneys, Songwriters & Composers

Brand Marketing & Creative Executives
Accountants, Business Managers & CPAs

SPECIAL GUEST SPEAKERS (scroll down for speaker profiles)

Lisa Moore, Esq., Moore Law Firm

Steve Sidman, Esq., The Sidman Law Firm

Beth B. Moore Esq., NARIP Atlanta Executive Director (moderator)




Wednesday March 13, 2013

6:30 p.m. – Registration opens

7:00 p.m. – Program begins

9:30 p.m. – Program ends


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.


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.

$15 for NARIP members

$25 for Non-members

$75: for attorneys who wish to receive 2.5 CLE credits for attending this program (includes admission and fee to record credit with the Georgia State Bar). Select Premium Ticket option below.


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).


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Lisa Moore, Esq.
Moore Law Firm

Lisa Moore, past Chair of the Entertainment Section for the State Bar of Georgia, is the principal of her own entertainment, intellectual property and art law boutique practice, The Moore Firm, LLC. Ms. Moore previously served as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Georgia School of Law where she taught Entertainment Law and Visual Arts and the Law, as well as at Georgia State University where she taught Copyright Law as an adjunct. She lectures frequently around the country on music, book publishing, copyright, art law, film, television, new technology and new media issues. After matriculating at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where, as a Phi Beta Kappa, she received a BA in History and Political Science with Honors and Highest Distinction in 1995. Ms. Moore graduated from the University of Virginia School of Law in 1998. During law school, Ms. Moore served on the Managing Board of the Journal of Social Policy and the Law as Articles Development Editor, after which she clerked for the Honorable A. Joe Fish, Chief Judge of the United States District Court in the Northern District of Texas. Ms. Moore joined the law firm of Arnall Golden & Gregory in the fall of 1999 where she worked in the general litigation department and practiced in the areas of entertainment, employment, bankruptcy and intellectual property. Ms. Moore currently represents numerous bands, songwriters, composers, performers, painters, photographers, record labels, music producers, literary authors, poets, screenwriters, production companies, magazines, galleries, actors, managers, directors, graphic and clothing designers, visual artists, voice-over artists and numerous other entertainment clients, including Fortune 500 companies and celebrities on contracts, licensing, copyright, trademark, First Amendment issues and all other legal aspects of the art, entertainment, intellectual property, film, television, music and literary publishing businesses. Her practice focuses exclusively on both litigation and transactional entertainment and intellectual property matters. She is a frequent lecturer and contributor to various law reviews, entertainment journals and related publications. Ms. Moore has previously co-authored the definitive treaty on Art Law in Georgia entitled Art Law in Georgia: A Guide for Artists and Arts Organizations. In recognition of her extensive experience in the entertainment industry, she was recently chosen to serve as Editor of Volume 5 (New Technology) of Matthew Bender Entertainment Industry Contracts, a publication of LEXIS and one of the world’s leading publishers of legal analysis and case law. In 2011, Ms. Moore was named one of 13 lawyers under 40 On The Rise in Georgia by the Fulton County Daily Report. In 2009, she was selected as a Rising Star by SuperLawyers magazine for the Entertainment practice in Georgia and has been the recipient of numerous regional and national awards and accolades for her entertainment practice. In 2005, in recognition of her nonprofit work on behalf of low income Georgia artists and nonprofit arts organizations through Georgia Lawyers for the Arts, Ms. Moore was awarded the prestigious “Young Attorney of the Year Award” by the American Bar Association Section of Business Law Committee on Nonprofit Organizations. In 2005, she was also named by LawDragon as one of the top 500 attorneys practicing in the nation. She was one of the youngest lawyers ever to be invited to serve as a Fellow of the Lawyers Foundation of Georgia and she serves, by appointment of the Georgia Supreme Court, as a member of the Unauthorized Practice of Law District 5 Committee. Ms. Moore is licensed to practice in Georgia and Texas.

Stephen S. Sidman, Esq.
The Sidman Law Firm, LLC

Formerly Artist & Repertoire Director at TVT Records, Mr. Sidman established The Sidman Law Firm where he advises and counsels multi-platinum-selling and Grammy Award- winning recording artists, songwriters, record producers and mixers, as well as successful personal managers, corporate executives, record companies and music publishers, regarding transactions and various legal and business issues within the entertainment industries. In his practice he negotiates complex agreements throughout the entertainment industry (focusing on the music business), including product endorsements and a full range of agreements such as high-level recording, music publishing, record distribution, record producer, record mixer, guest and “side” artist deals, multi-artist furnishing, motion picture soundtrack agreements, music supervisor, personal management and talent agency deals. His practice includes copyright transfers, assignments, licenses (including master-use licenses, “sampling” licenses, synchronization licenses, “mechanical” licenses and the like) and registrations. Previously with Greenberg Traurig, Mr. Sidman also represents authors in the negotiation of book publishing agreements; advises and counsels celebrities and other public figures regarding various intellectual property issues and rights concerning the exploitation of their names and likenesses; advises industry-leading media, marketing and promotions companies regarding economic, business and legal issues related to the pursuit of new commercial opportunities and the establishment of new corporate ventures related to the entertainment, media and technology industries; and advises start-up technology companies regarding intellectual property licensing and business development strategies both within and outside of the entertainment industries. He is a member of the National Academy of the Recording Arts and Sciences; and Voting Member of the Country Music Association; a Member of the Board of Directors and Pro Bono Counsel for The Dallas Austin Foundation; a Member of the American Bar Association (Sports and Entertainment Law Forum); and a Member of the State Bar of Georgia (Entertainment and Sports Section). Mr. Sidman is included in the 2010 Best Lawyers in America, selected by Super Lawyers magazine (Rising Stars Edition, 2007 and 2009) and selected by Fulton County Daily Report as one of 12 Atlanta Attorneys On the Rise (August 2008).

Beth B. Moore, Esq.

Executive Director, NARIP Atlanta

Beth Moore is an entertainment attorney who has just opened her own law practice. 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, where she specialized 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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Date Mar 13, 2013
Event In Atlanta - Music Publishing Deal Mock Negotiation
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