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NARIP Presents - ABCs of a Music Producer Deal: 6 Key Points Wed Oct 18 in Atlanta

ABCs of a Music Producer Deal: 6 Key Points

Wed Oct 18 in Atlanta

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Top music attorneys wrangle a career-making music producer deal.

Most people think they can just hand a negotiation to a lawyer, and leave it at that. But as a professional, you need to understand the process and deal points, too, and what the short- and long-term implications to your artists’ careers may be.

In this session, top experts Kendal A. Minter, Esq. and Evita G. Kaigler, Esq. discuss 6 key areas of a music producer agreement. They will give you the inside track on major deal points, what they mean and what leverage you have to negotiate the best possible deal.

Most importantly, you will see HOW a producer deal is negotiated and see the process.

Get educated about the art of deal making and the right time to make a deal!


  1. Logistics: Where song is recorded, artist approvals, producer deliverables.

  2. Master Recording: Who will own and control it? What does this include? Exclusive rights to manufacture, distribute and issue master use licenses.

  3. Splits: Is producer also a songwriter? What percentage, if any, is producer entitled to of the song’s copyright?

  4. Fees: How, what and when will producer be paid? Up-front and back-end compensation.

  5. Credit: What specific credit will producer receive?

  6. General Clauses, Terms & Options: Original work, indemnification and more.


  • Producer advance vs. recording fund. Did you know it all comes out of the artist’s recording fund? Producer royalty. Did you know it all comes out of the artist’s royalty?

  • Recoupment

  • Controlled Composition Clause: what you need to know if your producer is also your co-writer. What does the artist’s recording agreement say? This affects the producer’s royalty, royalty accountings, mechanical royalties, CD reductions, “fake” free goods and much more.

  • Assignment

Bring pen and paper, be prepared to take notes!


Special thanks to SAE Institute of Technology for hosting this event.


Evita G. Kaigler, Esq., Evita G. Kaigler, LLC Kendall A. Minter, Esq., Minter & Associates, LLC Julie Kessler Roach, Esq., Associate Corporate Counsel, Inform, Inc., NARIP Board Member & Panel Moderato


Wednesday, October 18, 2017 6:30 p.m. – Registration and networking 7:00 p.m. – Program begins 8:15 p.m. – Break 10:00 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).

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$15 NARIP Members $25 Non-Members

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Call us at 818-769-7007 or email info AT narip DOT com.

SOURCES FOR MORE INFO Evita G. Kaigler, LLC Minter & Associates Julie K. Roach, Esq., LLC



EVITA G. KAIGLER, ESQ., Evita G. Kaigler, LLC

Evita G. Kaigler is an attorney, public speaker, author, philanthropist and champion for musical integrity. As founder of the Law Offices of Evita G. Kaigler, LLC (est. 2006), she leads the firm in the major recording, music publishing and the independent music market. The firm serves as legal counsel for some of Hip Hop’s top and rising stars such as Big KRIT, Joey Bada$$, Mick Jenkins, Raury, and Noname. Evita finds great love and purpose in her capacity as a music lawyer and consultant, serving as a deal maker for clients such as Adidas, American Eagle, NBC, Coca-Cola, PepsiCo, Toyota, Calvin Klein, Converse, Def Jam, Sony, Warner Chappell and Universal Music Publishing Group. She also serves as legal counsel for songwriters and producers who have written and produced for acts such as Rihanna, Ariana Grande, Kehlani, Migos, Chris Brown, and Rick Ross. Evita is the founder of Don’t Forget About The Music, which is a call to action, a mission, and a resource to help artists, producers, songwriters, and music business entrepreneurs build a foundation for their success in the music space. She released her first book Don’t Forget About The Music: How To Build Your Foundation For Success In The Music Space in 2015. Ms. Kaegler channels her passion for philanthropy into her Future Music Attorneys program which she founded for college and law students interested in the music law profession. She serves as Board Director for Emory Law School’s Entertainment & Sports Law organization. Evita is a graduate of The University of Georgia and Emory University School of Law.