Record Deals and A&R Masterclass - MusicNSW

Back by popular demand, learn from more key US players in our 2nd Labels and A&R Masterclass.

Participate in an interactive discussion and Q&A with some of the top label reps in Los Angeles.

Why you should attend:

  • Hear about the current state of A&R activity leading into 2011.
  • Learn how to get the attention of US labels in a competitive and shrinking market.
  • Understand who the key decisionmakers in the sector are and how to reach them.
  • Receive direct advice, tips, do’s and don’ts for pitching your music.
  • Understand the current makeup of a record deal in 2010.
  • Gain a comprehensive understanding of the difference between DIY Vs signing with a label in the current market.
  • Take part in a detailed discussion of case studies relevant to your needs.
  • Network with others in the local music industry.

Joining us live from Los Angeles:

  • Austrade Los Angeles’, Peter Cohen is best known from his work as an A&R rep with Sony Music and with the TV series’ Rock Star: INXS & Supernova, and The Road to Stardom with Missy Elliott.
  • Jeff Levan– Davis Shapiro Lewit & Hayes, LLP. Attorney with powerhouse US entertainment law firm specialising in music deals, digital rights, and branded entertainment. Clients include White Stripes, Linkin Park, Paramore, Timbaland.
  • Michael Howe – Downtown Records. A&R executive with successful and well respected US independent label whose diverse artists roster include Gnarls Barkley, Scissor Sisters, Mos Def, David Gray.
  • More speakers to be announced.

Wednesday 17th November 2010
Sydney 11:00am – 1:00pm
Cost: Attendance costs $55.

Limited places – register now.
Don’t miss out on the insights at this industry masterclass.

Who should attend?

  • Artists
  • Record labels
  • Music publishers
  • Managers

Register online today at or email