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Business and Legal Issues for Today’s Artist

Mike Walbert
Posted by Mike Walbert on Sep 13

The music business is constantly changing and so are the laws, contracts and deals. It's important to get the right info from lawyers and industry experts. This is a new series we're bringing to A3C Conference called, "Business and Legal Issues for Today’s Artist," which takes place on Wed, Oct 5th @ Loudermilk Center.  You don't want to miss this...

Mentorship Session: Artist Issue Mentorship (5:00pm - 6:00pm)

Your focus as an artist is primarily concentrated on your creative endeavors, but business issues can also make or break a career. Artists are welcome to consult with attorneys and other business professionals about industry related issues. Experienced attorneys and other business professionals will be available to provide general advice and mentorship to artists, as well as provide contacts for additional information and guidance.

Creative Deal Making: A Look Inside Today's Artist Deals (6:00pm - 7:00pm)

Today's artist deals can take any number of structures. Join some of today's top artist attorneys and label executives for a discussion about today's vast deal landscape. This panel will provide insight into the current environment of deals from the prospective of artists, major labels, independent labels, and the constantly evolving span of digital distribution.

Breakout Session: Entertainment Lawyers & Deal Makers (7:00pm - 8:00pm)

Stick around after the Creative Deal Making panel for a chance to speak with the panelist and other entertainment professionals for additional insight on today’s artist deals. Artists can ask for general industry advice and additional information in a one-on-one environment.

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Meet the Speakers:

  • Josh Brackin
  • Joshua Kamen
  • Vincent Phillips
  • Uwonda Carter Scott 
  • Serge Durand
  • Matthew Wilson


The A3C Conference provides a great opportunity to network with the music makers, entrepreneurs and tastemakers that shape hip-hop music and culture. There are hundreds speakers and events at the Conference, and we highly recommend exploring the schedule when you have a few minutes.

View list of Conference Speakers

Companies repersented include: Spotify, Instagram, ASCAP, Bossip, LVRN Records, Pandora, Soundexchange, Soundcloud, Radio One, EarDrummer Records, BeatStars, Paradigm Talent Agency, SXSW, Warner/Chappell Music, Akai, The Orchard, Fool’s Gold Records, TuneCore, Kobalt Music Publishing, Techstars Music, Monster Inc, TechSquare Labs, Lyric Financial, Boost Mobile, SESAC, eOne, Music Choice, BMG, Native Instruments, CD Baby, EMPIRE Distribution, Amazon, Sony/ATV Music Publishing, BMI, The FADER, LANDR, Bandzoogle, Rostrum Records, Loud Speakers Network, Forbes and dozens more.

Mike Walbert

Written by Mike Walbert

Mike Walbert is the Executive Director of the A3C Festival & Conference. As as partner in the business Mike oversees various aspects of the business, including: Business Development, Sponsorship, Branding and Marketing. Mike officially joined A3C in 2009 as the Artist Director. Since 2010 Mike has managed the strategy and team that have grown A3C from a regional showcase to an internationally recognized institution in hip-hop culture.

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