Music Publishing Deal Mock Negotiation w/ Moore, Brackin in ATL

Music Publishing Deal Mock Negotiation w/ Moore, Brackin in ATL


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



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

  • Music Publishing & Record Executives

  • Producers, Artists, Artist Managers and Artist Reps

  • Music Attorneys, Songwriters & Composers

  • Brand Marketing & Creative Executives

  • Accountants, Business Managers & CPAs

  • Songwriter development
  • Advances
  • Sources and types of income
  • Collection & division of income
  • Filing copyright notices
  • Reversion
  • Show me the money! How to ensure effective catalog administration.

This program also covers:

  • Important deal points including digital royalties, a discussion of the new publishing royalty rates for mobile, digital downloads, and interactive streaming services.
  • The right time to make a deal

PROGRAM DATE: March 13, 2013
PROGRAM TIME: 2 hours, 05 minutes and 48 seconds (2:05:48)
QUESTIONS? Call 818-769-7007 or contact NARIP
Greenberg Traurig LLP
The Moore Firm, LLC

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.

Josh Brackin, Greenberg Traurig LLP

Josh Brackin focuses his practice on transactional entertainment matters, intellectual property matters and business representation in the music, film, television, hospitality, video game and digital media industries. His practice involves facilitating transactions and advising creative individuals in all aspects of the entertainment business, and he has experience representing recording artists, songwriters, producers, production companies, independent record labels, independent music publishers, and writers. Josh’s practice also involves the licensing of music, film and other entertainment-related content on behalf of clients, and the counseling of celebrities and new media clients with respect to the protection, use and monetization of copyrights, trademarks and publicity rights, and other intellectual property and entertainment-related legal issues. Josh has over 12 years’ experience in various segments of the music industry. Prior to joining Greenberg Traurig, Josh worked as a business affairs consultant for Bug Music, and as Director of Business Affairs at both BMG Chrysalis and Evergreen Copyrights.

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

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.

Program Music Courtesy of Sparks & Silouhettes


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