Cultural Industries Ontario North (CION) and Edwards Creative Law invite musicians and emerging music industry executives to join "Record Label Deals: Intel and Insights from a Major Label Insider", on Thursday, June 1, 2023 at 2:00 PM (EST).
This free webinar that can open doors in the music industry world by increasing your knowledge of record label deals and how to navigate them.
Register below to join a conversation between Entertainment Lawyers Byron Pascoe & Burt Gidaro, who will discuss topics that include: getting the deal, major label deal types and what to look out for, advances, royalties, and insider tips on the ways that the majors think about their deals and whether a major is the is right path for you.
As an Entertainment Lawyer, Byron has an understanding of creative businesses, and how to provide value to creative clients. He has produced television and is active in various film, television and digital production communities, which helps to ensure he adds value to producer clients.
One of his main areas of focus is music law, working with recording artists, producers, composers, managers, music service businesses, and festivals. He is involved in the music scene and focuses on professional development, to help creators understand the business of their craft. He was also awarded the Impact Award at the inaugural Ottawa Music Awards.
Burt is a passionate Canadian Entertainment Lawyer with extensive music industry, film, television, OTT, and agency/marketing law experience.
He began his entertainment career in the business affairs department of Breakthrough Films & Television. He was then recruited by EMI Music Canada to serve as the Head of Business Affairs. He subsequently served in the business affairs department of Universal Music (Canada) and later served as General Counsel to PolyGram Entertainment’s Canadian affiliate (“Once Were Brothers, Robbie Robertson and The Band”), as well as Head of Operations for New Metric Media (“Letterkenny”).
Burt’s career has been focused on the cultivation of relationships and building partnerships through growth-driving deals. He is also a musician and a lover of film and television, no matter what medium delivers them.