MMF Meets January 10-11 At BMI In NYC

NEW YORK (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — Music Managers Forum (MMF) Training (in association with MMF US) is holding its first professional management development program at BMI in New York on the evenings of January 10-11 from 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm.

Featured panelists include: Andy Kipnes, Advanced Alternative Media (AAM); Marty Diamond, Little Big Man/Paradigm; Steve Martin, president, The Agency Group; Ken Anderson, partner, Loeb & Loeb LLP (clients include Dixie Chicks, Ben Folds, Beastie Boys); Alan Wolmark, CEC Management; Michael Hausman, artist manager and co-founder of SuperEgo Records and United Musicians; Andy Karp, head of A&R, Atlantic Records; Paul Katz, founder/CEO of Commit Media (former Senior Executive Jive/Zomba, former Head of Sony BMG's Visual Media Division); Stuart Ditsky, CPA, PC (clients include Matchbox 20, STAIND, Antigone Rising, Pink Spider, Rob Thomas, Suzanne Vega, Aaron Lewis, Jem); and Loren Chodosh, Loren Chodosh P.C. (clients include Yeah Yeah Yeahs, The Secret Machines, TV on the Radio, Nada Surf, Buddy Guy).

The first session will be (Update and Overview 2007) Management Functions & Activities: from Development to International Success; (Good Practice) Process & Procedure: Recording & Touring Projects; Finance; Music Publishing; Media & Brand Relations; Professional Practice: Expected Skills & Competences; and Industry Trends & Changing Roles: How to avoid Conflicts of Interest.

The second evening will cover: Commercial Relationships and Management Agreements: Options, Alternatives & Issues = Future-proof?; (Key) Heads of Agreement: New Decisions required?; and Legal Precedent regarding Undue Influence, Restraint of Trade, "Sunset Clauses", Conflicts of Interest & Commissionable Income.

The cost for both nights for MMF member is $50; for members of AFTRA, AFM, AIMP, A2IM, MPA, NARIP, NMPA, RIAA, $75; for non-members: $100. To reserve space, email: An online registration form can also be found Here.- Jane Cohen and Bob Grossweiner