Making the Deal: 360 Agreement Mock Negotiation

September 21, 2016 at 6:30pm8:45pm
Monika A. Tashman, Jennifer Newman Sharpe
Women in Music & Fox Rothschild LLP

BMI - 250 Greenwich St. 30th Fl


Monika A. Tashman spoke at the "Making the Deal: 360 Agreement Mock Negotiation” event, sponsored by Fox Rothschild and Women in Music. The program discussed the major issues in a modern recording agreement and the various factors taken into account by both parties when making decisions. Topics covered included:

  • Thought process behind the initial offer and deal terms.
  • Different priorities that artists might take into account when evaluating deal proposals.
  • Issues that bands face as opposed to solo artists.
  • What income streams the label will participate in.
  • Rights of the label and duration of the agreement.
  • Standard language that should be in every recording agreement. 
  • Provisions that every artist should look out for. 

The event was moderated by WIM Vice President and General Counsel Jennifer Newman Sharpe.

*Free for WIM members; $15 for non-members; $50 for non-member attorneys seeking CLE credit (includes one-year membership to Women in Music).