Executive Director, Folk Alliance International (FAI)
Neeta is Executive Director of Folk Alliance International (FAI) and also serves as President of Music Managers Forum – US (MMF-US), a Global Co-Chair for Women in Music, Chair of the Diversity & Inclusion Task Force for the American Bar Association’s Forum on the Entertainment & Sports Industries, and Co-Founder of NPREX (National Performing Rights Exchange). She has been an attorney and music business professional for over 30 years, serving as a strategic advisor, business development resource, and legal counsel to entertainment, nonprofit, and tech industry clients. Prior to her position as ED of FAI, Neeta was Senior Counsel, Legal & Business Affairs for Global Citizen, founding head of artist-label relations and legal counsel for SoundExchange, VP of Biz Dev/Legal for Tunesat, Asst. General Counsel for The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and the National Symphony Orchestra Association, and a former board governor for 10+ years for The Recording Academy (New York & Washington DC). Neeta also currently serves on the advisory boards of IMMF (International Music Managers Forum), Gritty in Pink, and All About Music Conference (India). Neeta has served as speaker at over 400 music industry conferences re: the global music business, legal/copyright/licensing topics, as well as diversity, equity, inclusion & accessibility, elimination of bias, and women’s leadership and empowerment.
MMF-US & WIM Presents: An Artist Management Masterclass
Thursday, October 12, 2023, 1:00 PM
One of the most hands-on jobs within the music industry is that of the artist manager. While no two stories or pathways will ever be the same in this sector of the business - there are shared strategies that enable artist development and growth. Join established entrepreneurial artist managers sharing their extensive knowledge, expertise and advice on all aspects of the business. What are the key roles and responsibilities of an artist manager? What does it take to discover and develop great talent? We'll discuss how to nurture the manager-artist relationship, navigating different ways to market an artist, along with how to grow and sustain long-term artist careers.