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Important Music Merch Deal Points

NARIP’s Music Merchandise Deal Mock Negotiation made a stop in San Francisco last week and featured BandMerch’s Director of A&R, Jeff Spellmeyer (from Los Angeles), Creative Industry Law Group’s Founding Partner Lizbeth Hasse, Esq. and of course Team NARIP San Francisco’s Executive Director Tamra Engle and Director Nate Beats. Important deal points in a music merch deal were on the agenda, including these from Hasse’s Lawyer’s Perspective on an Artist-Client’s Merch Deal.

Program audio available in NARIP’s online shop (including MCLE version for attorneys), just click here now.

NARIP’s Music Merch Mock Negotiation Photo Gallery

Lawyer’s Perspective On An Artist-Client’s Merchandising Deal by Lizbeth Hasse, Esq.

Is this part of a “360” deal or a modified “360” deal with a record label seeking to control all recording rights, live performance, publishing, merchandising, endorsements and tour income? Does the entity seeking to license rights have the wherewithal and experience to exploit the rights well? There are issues with so-called “360” deals and versions of them that are often concerns with any merchandising deal:

Notable Differences Between Tour And Retail Merchandising

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Sources for more information:
Creative Industry Law Group


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