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Webinar – Music Beats: A Deep Dive into Beat Agreements

May 11 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

This session will cover what beatmakers should know about beat agreements that artists ask beatmakers to sign. Deal terms in such agreements to be covered will include up-front fees, composition splits, recording royalties, credit, indemnity, and payment schedule. Related topics will include getting paid, recognizing your leverage or lack thereof, and managing your rights after an agreement is signed. Also to be covered are agreements on beat leasing and sales web sites, neighbouring rights, samples, interpolations, loop packs, and more. Leave the session feeling better about past, present and future opportunities when others are using your creative beats.

This webinar is free for S.A.C. members. You can sign-up for a complimentary membership here if you’re not already a member.

Speakers: Byron Pascoe and Burt Gidaro – Music lawyers from Edwards Creative Law

Byron – Byron’s focus on music law includes working with recording artists, producers, beatmakers, composers, managers, music service businesses, and festivals. He is involved in various professional development initiatives to help creators understand the business of their craft. Based in Ottawa, he works with talent across the country.

Burt – Burt has extensive music industry experience and works with labels, artists, and music producers. He has a music degree from York University is also an active Jazz and neo-soul piano player. In 2020, Burt received the Award of Recognition from Music Canada for his enduring impact on the Canadian Music Industry.

Firm Overview – Edwards Creative Law is Canada’s Entertainment Law Boutique™, providing legal services to Canadians, and international clients who partner with Canadians, in the Music, Film & Television, Video Games and Apps, Publishing and Literary industries.

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