By: Jennifer Logue
As an artist in the music business these days, you need to speak more than just the language of music. In order to be in control of your career, you need to take ownership of your business, and a big part of that is being able to read through a contract. While it may be easier to just leave the legal jargon to your entertainment attorney, it’s certainly not beneficial. In order to stay in the driver’s seat, you need at the very least, a basic understanding of contract terms.
If you’re interested in jumpstarting your legal education, you should attend NARIP’s “Art of the Music Deal” on April 22nd in New York City. Taking place at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law from 6:00- 9:30PM, the event will include guest speakers, Alisa de Rosa, Esq and Joe Hegleman, who will engage in a “mock” artist management deal negotiation. They will explain key deal points and show you how to make the most out of your next contract.
You can register online at http://www.narip.com or by phone at (818) 769-7007.
Walk-ins are permitted although advanced registration is encouraged.
And for all of you starving artists out there, this event is catered and the food is included in the admission price. I will be covering it for Indieslant, so stay tuned for a follow- up article!