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In Atlanta – Overview of Songwriter Agreements, Publishing & Co-Publishing Deals

You are invited to NARIP’s

An Overview of Songwriter Agreements,

Publishing & Co-Publishing Deals

With Steve Winogradsky, Esq.

In Atlanta, GA

on Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Jump to registration below, click here.

Come hear songwriter agreements, music publishing and co-publishing deals explained! Our guest expert will detail advantages, disadvantages, deal points and contractual issues that affect a songwriter’s rights and income.

Music publisher, attorney and author Steve Winogradsky, in Atlanta from Los Angeles (the music capital of the world), gives you the inside track on major deal points, what they mean and leverage to negotiate the best possible deal for the songwriter

Come learn what the short- and long-term implications to the artists’ careers may be.

This special NARIP session de-mystifies 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 deal-making!

You will learn:

This program will also cover:


Mr. Winogradsky is the author of the book “Music Publishing: The Complete Guide” (2013), copies of which will be available for sale at NARIP’s event and may also be purchased in advance HERE. The book is highly recommended by NARIP.


With over thirty years experience as an attorney in the music industry, Steven Winogradsky is a partner in Winogradsky/Sobel in Studio City, California, providing global media and music business affairs & legal support for composers, songwriters, music publishers, recording artists and television, film, video and multi-media producers. In addition to an entertainment law practice, the company handles music clearance and licensing in all media for many production companies, worldwide administration of the publishing catalogs for a number of clients and New Media strategies and Revenue Modeling.

Prior to being in solo practice with The Winogradsky Company from 1992 to 2009, Mr. Winogradsky had served as Director of Music Business Affairs for Hanna-Barbera Productions, Inc., Managing Director of Music, Legal & Business Affairs for MCA Home Entertainment, Director of Music Licensing and Administration for Universal Pictures and Universal Television and Vice President of Business Affairs for The Clearing House, Ltd.

He was twice elected President of the California Copyright Conference, after spending nine years on the Board of Directors, and also served for four years as President of The Association of Independent Music Publishers.

Mr. Winogradsky is the author of the book “Music Publishing: The Complete Guide” published in 2013, which is being used as the textbook in music business programs around the country. He was also awarded the 2012 Texas Star Award by the Texas State Bar Entertainment and Sports Law section for his contributions to legal education in the State of Texas. Mr. Winogradsky is an adjunct professor at California State University, Northridge (CSUN) in the Masters degree program in Music Industry Administration and was also named as one of the Outstanding Instructors in Entertainment Studies and Performing Arts at UCLA Extension, where he has taught since 1997.

He has written numerous magazine articles on the subject of music for motion pictures and television and has lectured on a variety of music-related topics at MIDEM, University of Houston Law Foundation (1993, 1994, 1997), Texas State Bar Entertainment Law Seminar (1994 – 2013), American Bar Association Entertainment & Sports Law Conference, University of Southern California Entertainment Law Institute, The Hollywood Reporter Film and Television Music Conference (1997-2000), Billboard Film and Television Music Conference, NARAS, The Society of Composers and Lyricists, Loyola Law School, Southwestern School of Law, California Lawyers For The Arts, The American Film Institute, LMNOP (New Orleans), The Toronto Film Festival, Canadian Music Week, Musicians’ Institute, McNally Smith College of Music, California State University, Northridge (CSUN), NARIP, The Copyright Society of the U.S.A., Scion Music(less) Conference and various other symposia.

In addition, he is a guitarist, singer and songwriter who is both a composer and publisher member of ASCAP.

Julie K. Roach, Esq.

Board Member, NARIP Atlanta

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, May 20, 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


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.


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 songwriter, publishing and co-publishing deals.


Submit YOUR questions to be addressed during our program, via Twitter and follow us now: @NARIP. Submit questions in advance and / or during the session. Official event hash-tag is #NARIPSongDeal