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Tuesday, September 30 • 1:00pm - 2:30pm
The Big Negotiation: The Nitty Gritty of Contracts and Riders
You wouldn’t leave the house headed for the Port of Miami for a cruise if you didn’t have some paperwork that outlined the details of your vacation….right?  Why would we expect a band to leave the home and drive 8 hours with sketchy details about the  what/when/where/how much of the engagement?   Come participate in this interactive panel where we discuss specific things  you can do, either as a presenter, venue operator or band, to minimize your liability and maximize the odds that everyone walks away with a smile.  There are some items of a contract and rider that are negotiable, and others that are not. Learn the differences and why.

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Mike Drudge

Agent, Class Act Entertainment
Mike Drudge / Music Industry Bio Mike Drudge formed Class Act Entertainment 1993 following a four year stint with the Grand Ole Opry’s Jim & Jesse show. In addition to performing in the band, Mike represented the legendary duo as booking agent and tour manager. During the formative years the Class Act roster focused on bluegrass artists but would later expand to include country, Americana and folk headliners. Mike was elected to the board of... Read More →

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Coe Ramsey

Mr. Ramsey is a partner at Brooks Pierce. His practice focuses on entertainment and communications law. Coe’s practice includes representation of major recording artists and producers, development and A&R companies, bands, musicians, singers, songwriters, record companies, publishers, music producers, re-mixers, disc jockeys, and other artists. He represents clients on various matters relating to the music entertainment business, including... Read More →

Dave Rose

Dave Rose is the president of DSE Music Group International, parent company for Deep South Entertainment, Rose & Rose Business Management, Oak City 7, and Tennessee East Artist Management. Rose has been guiding and developing the careers of multi-platinum artists for more than 20 years. After receiving a B.A. in Economics from North Carolina State University, he started in the music business as a musician, playing bass in several touring and... Read More →

Tuesday September 30, 2014 1:00pm - 2:30pm
RCC Raleigh, NC