NARIP Free Webinar on Music Producer Deals

Music Producer Deals: Free Webinar with RSVP from @NARIP #musicbiz

Dean Serwin, Esq., Music & Entertainment Attorney

Guest expert, and music and entertainment attorney Dean Serwin lays out the most important deal and leverage points in a music producer’s agreement at NARIP’s next Webinar on Tuesday, March 3, 2015 at 5:30 pm PST. You will learn what the short- and long-term implications to your artists’ careers may be.

In this session, Mr. Serwin will explain hot button issues in these deals and what rights holders can do to negotiate the best possible deal. Most importantly, you will understand the most important parts of the deal, and get educated about the art of deal making!

Attorneys, non-attorneys, managers and artists are welcome! Click here to register now. It’s FREE with RSVP.


The right time to make a deal.

Major areas of negotiation, including:

  • 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
  • Terms & Options
  • 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!


  • Producers, Artist Managers & Artist Reps
  • Record & Music Publishing Executives
  • Concert Promoters, Agents, Tour Managers
  • Anyone seeking to make or enhance a career as a producer.


Tuesday, March 3, 2015
5:30 p.m. – Program begins (Pacific Standard Time)
6:30 p.m. – Audience Q & A
7:00 p.m. – Program ends

NARIP Free Webinar on Music Producer DealsWHERE 

On the Internet, join our program from anywhere in the world! You will receive instructions on how to join the online discussion when your registration is complete (click here to register NOW).

All registered attendees will receive an email with a link to view Webinar about 10 minutes before the start of the event.



Submit YOUR questions to be addressed during our program, get feedback and recommendations specific to YOUR situation via Twitter and follow us now: @NARIP Feel free to submit questions in advance and/or during the session. Official hashtag for this event is #NARIPproducer.


A graduate of UCLA Law School who began his practice of law in 1990, Dean Serwin works primarily in the entertainment industry. His experience prior to establishing his private practice included working for a sole practitioner with several platinum artists, as head of legal for a film and TV production and distribution company, and positions at the Director’s Guild of America, BMI and Capitol Records. Dean has lectured extensively for groups ranging from Art Center film students to Harvard MBA’s and from California Lawyers for the Arts conferences to The Learning Annex. Dean’s Hollywood, CA based solo law practice began in 1994 and serves clients in all areas of the music, film, video, TV, internet and distribution businesses including record labels; music publishers; recordings artists; songwriters; music, television and film producers; managers; television, film and internet production and distribution companies; business executives and consultants; authors, clothing companies, as well as others involved within the entertainment industry.


The National Association of Record Industry Professionals (NARIP) promotes education, career advancement and good will among record executives. Established in 1998 and based in Los Angeles, NARIP has chapters in Houston, New York, Atlanta, San Francisco, Phoenix, Las Vegas, Philadelphia and London.  NARIP is committed to promoting the cultural and economic benefits of music and copyright in the US and abroad, and to providing a platform to convey insights and perspectives to improve our business. NARIP upholds the contributions of copyright to the fiscal health of the US and global economies and for the good of creators, owners and consumers around the world.

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