2016 Schedule

Interactive: March 11–15  •  Film: March 11–19  •  Music: March 15–20

Four Agreements Every Artist Needs to Understand

Thursday, March 17
5:00PM - 6:00PM

Austin Convention Center
Room 17B
531 E 4th St

If you're an independent artist, songwriter, producer or manager, this panel is for you! Four prominent entertainment lawyers dig into the key contracts you need to understand to be successful: Management, Label, Publishing, and Band Member agreements. You will learn key terminology, negotiation points, and the pitfalls you need to look out for. If you are serious about your career, then this is a must-attend panel.

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Deborah Newman at SXSW

Deborah Newman



Recognized as a digital music and entertainment thought leader, Deborah Newman founded MusicStrat in 2008 to combine her 20+ years of senior level experience in the music, television, home video an...

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Steve Gordon at SXSW

Steve Gordon


Steve Gordon Law

Steven R. Gordon (NYU Law 1981) is an entertainment attorney specializing in music, television, film and video. He also provides music and sample clearance services for producers and distributors o...

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Robert Celestin

Ent Lawyer

The Law Offices of Robert A Celestin

Mr. Robert A. Celestin, Esq. has practiced entertainment law for over 25 years and started his legal career as an Associate at the corporate law firm, Kaye, Scholer, et. el. He then went on to work...

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Wallace Collins at SXSW

Wallace Collins

Ent & IP Atty

Entertainment lawyer based in New York city handling entertainment law, copyright, trademark and related intellectual property law matters in the music, film, television, book and fine arts areas a...

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Jennifer Newman Sharpe at SXSW

Jennifer Newman Sharpe


The Law Offices of Jennifer Newman Sharpe PLLC

Jennifer Newman Sharpe is an entertainment, intellectual property, and start up business attorney based in New York. She works closely with creative, entrepreneurial, and innovative clients to deve...

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