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Mondo.NYC Speaker

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Heath Kudler

Heath Kudler

Owner, Kudler Law PC and Sano Music Group

Heath Kudler is currently co-founder of the Sano Music Group, a music label distributed through Universal Music Group and the owner of Kudler Law, PC, a law firm focused on all aspects of the music industry.

For over 25 years in the music industry, my journey has given me a wide and complete prospective from the eyes of a major record label lawyer and A&R executive to law firm owner and label owner. Past Positions that I have held: Senior Vice President, Business and Legal Affairs – The Island Def Jam Music Group; Executive Vice President, Business and Legal Affairs – Epic Records; and Executive Vice President, Global Repertoire and Acquisitions – Warner Music Group.

Throughout my career, I have had the privilege to work with recording artists, from superstars to artists just starting out. Regardless of the stature of an artist, my true passion is to be creative in my thinking and to guide, advise and direct an artist through many situations that may arise in a sometimes-difficult industry.

I am located in New York, and I can be contacted at kudlerlaw@gmail.com.

CLE: Re-Examining the Artist’s Bargaining Power in Entertainment Agreements

October 14, 2022, 1:00:00 PM

Throughout the digital/streaming era of music the institutional stakeholders of the industry have consistently increased what they “ask” of performing artists when bargaining over key agreements. This discussion will seek to illuminate the factors animating this trend; to compare the bargaining power of artists in this generation to that of artists from previous generations; to analyze specific rights that were previously considered inviolable but are now customarily conceded by artists in exchange for greater “artist support”; and, to evaluate whether this shift works to the benefit or detriment of individual artists and the industry at large. (Mondo attendees are welcome to attend all CLE panels.)