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In Atlanta – Overview of Synch Deals

with Ashley A. Hollan, Esq., Karen Marie Mason and Kandi Robinson

on Wednesday, February 18, 2015

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Come hear an overview of the all-important synchronization licensing deal from our guest experts who will give you the inside track on major deal points, what they mean and strategies to negotiate the best possible deal for rights owners.

Learn what the short- and long-term implications to your synch fees may be.

This special NARIP session de-mystifies synch deals and deal-making, and enables the lawyer and non-lawyer alike to come away with a clear understanding of the most important points and leverage available.

Get educated about the art of synchronization deals!

You will learn:


Ashley A. Hollan Esq., Entertainment Lawyer & Litigator
The Hollan Entertainment Law Group – @HollanLawyer

Karen Marie Mason, CEO, Black Internet Television

Kandi Robinson, Founder, The Audio Plugz – @Inksturz

Julie K. Roach, Esq., NARIP Board Member (moderator) – @JulieKRoach


Ashley A. Hollan, Esq., Entertainment Lawyer & Litigator

The Hollan Entertainment Law Group, LLC

Having worked and studied with some of the most prominent entertainment
lawyers, sports lawyers and national promoters in Atlanta, Georgia,
Nashville, Tennessee and Denver, Colorado, Attorney Ashley Hollan is
able to provide a 360 degree perspective on legal needs in the
entertainment realm. Her clients include touring bands, solo artists,
producers, visual artists, authors and composers. She currently serves
as a Volunteer Lawyer with Tennessee Volunteer Lawyers and Professionals
for the Arts and Georgia Lawyers for the Arts and holds the title
General Counsel for a boutique booking, promotions, and production
company based in Athens, Georgia. At Duke University where she earned a Bachelor of Arts with a Public
Policy and Visual Art/Art History double-major and at law school at the
University of Denver, Ashley’s professional internships included work
with a nonprofit environmental advocacy organization that
partners with the music industry, a concert promotions internship, an
internship with top hockey agents and work with Tennessee Volunteer
Lawyers and Professionals for the Arts. Ashley was the President of the
Sports and Entertainment Law Society, Staff Editor for the Sports and
Entertainment Law Journal and served as an Intellectual Property Law
Teaching Assistant at Nashville School of Law. Ashley’s background as a
licensed attorney includes work as a Metro Conflict Defender and as a
contractor for the Cobb County Circuit Defender representing indigent
clients in both State and Superior Courts, employment at an
international law firm and employment as General Counsel and Vice
President of Business Development of a multi-state corporation. She is
licensed in both Georgia and Tennessee and is a member of the Georgia
Bar Association, Sports and Entertainment Law Section and the American
Bar Association where she is a member of the Forum on Entertainment and
Sports Industries and the Business Law Section.

Karen Marie Mason, CEO

Black Internet Television

Karen Marie Mason moves smoothly between the areas of film, television, art and music. Currently she is the CEO of Black Internet Television which launches in 2015.

While working to get all of the ideas out of her head and on to paper Karen Marie is a location scout and music supervisor for film and television and an artist manager. Her locations works can be seen in the movies, television shows and videos including Tyler Perry, Drop Dead Diva, Due Date, The Game, Survivor’s Remorse, HR and videos by Usher, Rick Ross, Young Jeezy, T.I. and many more. She was the music supervisor for Roger Bobb’s “Raising Izzie” and “In The Meantime” and location manager for the Regina King directed feature film, “Let The Church Say Amen”. Karen is the producer of “Ir/Reconcilable” a short film starring Jasmine Guy and featuring Dick Gregory, was selected for the HBO Short Film Competition 2014. Karen is the former head of the Black Music Marketing Department at East/West Elektra Entertainment and prior to that she was a marketing executive at Sony Music working with groups as varied as Cypress Hill, Kris Kross, Ziggy Marley, Tracy Chapman, En Vogue and Gerald LeVert. Karen is the host of Sunday Night Fyah on WRFG Radio where she also sits on the board. She is also a board member of People TV. Most recently Karen Marie was the director the Nerdkween music video “Let Me Go”

Kandi Robinson, The Audio Plugz

Kandi Robinson is founder of a company called THE AUDIO PLUGZ, a music
supervision, music production, music publishing, and music licensing
company based in Atlanta, GA. Kandi is currently music supervising 2
stage plays, a short film, 2 indie movies, and the sound design for 1
mobile app video game. From learning to play the piano at the age of 5,
to writing her first children’s book at the age of 7, Candace “Ink”
Robinson has continued to evolve into one of the leading writers of
music in the industry. Hailing out of Atlanta, GA, her grasp of the
written word has landed her placements with some of the greats in the
industry. From performing with country great Lee Greenwood to obtaining
placements with Power, Grey’s Anatomy, Necessary Roughness, American
Pickers, Gunseli Deniz, Dove, Timberland, Disney, Nickelodeon and more.

Julie K. Roach, Esq.

NARIP Atlanta Board Member

Program Moderator

Julie Kessler Roach received her Juris Doctor degree from Emory University School of Law, and graduated with a certificate in Transactional Law and Skills. She graduated *magna cum laude* from the University of Georgia with a B.A. in Political Science and a minor in Music and Philosophy. She is admitted to practice law in the State of Georgia.

Julie has worked with ASCAP, at The Coca-Cola Company, and with several solo practitioners. She was also on the executive board for Emory’s Sports and Entertainment Law Society. Julie is an active member of the National Association of Record Industry Professionals board and the planning committee for the Atlanta Bar’s annual LawJam as well as a member of the American Bar Association and State Bar of Georgia Entertainment and Sports Law sections. As Director of Volunteer Services at Georgia Lawyers for the Arts, Julie helped provide pro bono legal services and educational programming to low-income artists and non-profit arts organizations. Julie currently serves as Of Counsel for The Hollan Entertainment Law Group, LLC and administers music licensing and publishing contracts for Live Nation Entertainment. Julie has played alto saxophone for over 15 years and works for the Georgia Theatre, a famous music venue in Athens, Georgia. She looks forward to practicing law to support artists and creatives in the advancement of their careers, and to ensure that their works are respected and protected.


Wednesday, February 18, 2015

6:30 p.m. – Registration and networking

7:00 p.m. – Program begins

8:15 p.m. – Break

9:30 p.m. – Program ends


Music Publishing & Record Executives

Producers, Artists, Artist Managers and Artist Reps

Music Attorneys, Songwriters & Composers

Brand Marketing & Creative Executives

Accountants, Business Managers & CPAs

Anyone seeking better understanding of synchronization deals and music placement.


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.

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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


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