Negotiating Contracts with Bands and Venues

by | 12 Jun, 2012

Alan Tompkins

Here’s an invitation from IBMA to join Alan Tompkins for their next webinar, Negotiating Contracts with Bands and Venues. The webinar is scheduled for Tuesday, 12th June, 2012 at 6:30 p.m. CST (7:30 p.m. Eastern; 5:30 Mountain; 4:30 Pacific).

Alan Tompkins is an experienced event producer, musician, and the founder of the Bluegrass Heritage Foundation, a charitable organization dedicated to preserving and promoting the heritage of bluegrass music in America with a focus on promoting bluegrass in Texas. Alan has been responsible for eight bluegrass festivals and numerous other musical events since 2006, including the Frisco Bluegrass Festival and the Bloomin’ Bluegrass Festival in Farmers Branch, Texas. Alan is licensed as an attorney and CPA in Texas and has negotiated dozens of performance agreements from different perspectives (including as a producer, venue operator, and artist) involving artists ranging from local bluegrass bands to KISS.)

Presenting a successful musical performance is the common goal and responsibility of both the artist and the promoter or venue operator. This webinar will present the wide range of issues that may be addressed in a musical performance agreement, from the perspective of both the artist and the promoter, and a framework for reaching a “middle ground” where both parties are comfortable.

The webinar will be aimed at artists, event producers, venue operators, and association leaders, but anybody with an interest in contract negotiation may want to attend also.

The fee to join the webinar is only $20 for IBMA members or $40 for non-members. Please call USA (615) 256-3222 to register. 

Here’s the program calendar for the remainder of 2012 :

  •  July – How to Take Full Advantage of IBMA’s World of Bluegrass
  •  August – Creating Video Content to Connect Bands with Fans
  •  October – Bluegrass Events & Social Networking
  •  November – Keeping a Band Together
  •  December – How Do Endorsements Really Work?