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FREE NARIP Webinar: After The Synch

October 5, 2016 @ 5:30 pm


You are invited to NARIP’s Webinar

After The Synch

Sindee_Levin pro pic

With Sindee Levin, Esq.
on Wednesday, October 5, 2016 at 5:30 p.m. (PST)

Registered attendees will receive an email with a link to view the Webinar about 10 minutes before the start of the event
(be sure to check your spam folder).

Join Us From Anywhere In The World * Free with RSVP

Join us in this special FREE NARIP Webinar to learn what to do after you land a synch.

It’s exciting to learn your song will be used in a TV show, film or commercial, whether it’s your first time or your 101st time.  Just knowing your music will be heard may be as exciting as making money. This is where many rights holders and songwriters stop thinking about their placement. But there is so much more that can and should happen after the synch that can make more money and save you a lot of grief.

The more you know, the more you can earn in this a billion-dollar business, and the more in control of your own career you will be.  Knowledge is key.


  • Confirmation Letter
  • Cue sheets: the road map to getting paid
  • Timing – how soon to return quote request
  • Usage, and changing the nature of the usage of music to be licensed
  • Fees and fee ranges for different media
  • Leverage and negotiation
  • Gratis licenses
  • When to expect to be paid for a synch
  • To lawyer or not to lawyer?
  • Common problems and what to do about them

GUEST SPEAKERS (scroll down for speaker profiles):

Sindee Levin, Esq.

Tess Taylor, NARIP President (moderator)


  • Artist Managers, Producers & Artist Reps
  • A&R, Artist Development and Marketing Executives
  • Record, Distribution & Music Publishing Executives
  • Anyone seeking placement opportunities in film, television, games, ads and trailers
  • Anyone seeking to maximize income from existing synchs




Wednesday, October 5 , 2016
5:30 p.m. – Program begins (Pacific Standard Time)
6:30 p.m. – Audience Q & A
7:00 p.m. – Program ends


On the Internet, join our program from anywhere in the world! You will receive instructions on how to join the online discussion when your registration is complete (just scroll down to register NOW).

All registered attendees will receive an email with a link to view Webinar
about 10 minutes before the start of the event.


  • FREE with RSVP for NARIP Members and Non-members (just scroll down)
  • $25 for MP3 Pre-Order – Audio From Webinar PLUS Music Publishing Administration Form Agreement (12 pages) – just choose PREMIUM TICKET option below
  • NARIP reserves the right to refuse admission to anyone.


Submit YOUR questions to be addressed during our program, get feedback and recommendations specific to YOUR situation via Twitter and follow us now: @NARIP Feel free to submit questions in advance and/or during the session. Official hashtag for this event is #NARIPAfterSynch.


Congratulations! You made a wise choice, and you’ll enjoy this NARIP program. Because you are registering for the program, we offer you the MP3 recording of this Webinar and accompanying documents for only $25. Please select the “Premium Ticket” option below if you’d like to add the MP3 to your order.


Call 818-769-7007 or contact NARIP



Ms. Levin is a veteran entertainment attorney whose experience includes business affairs at major film studios, music publishing, mechanical collection and extensive private practice.  She insures her clients are represented and fairly compensated for their creative efforts. “Most lawyers know how to make publishing deals, but they do not know how to get their clients paid.  I do,” she says.  As a consultant to Credit Lyonnais, MGM/UA, Polygram and Universal Music Group, she has a comprehensive view of corporate entertainment enterprises, and exerts advocacy for creators.  The daughter of Irving H. Levin, a film producer and theater owner (National General Corp., now Mann Theaters), Ms. Levin grew up around the musicians of the day. Elvis lived across the street in Beverly Hills and Sindee’s father produced Charro, Elvis’ 1969 Western. At Loyola Law School in Los Angeles, while virtually all of her classmates aspired to be litigators, she chose to specialize in the entertainment business.  Her legal career began at Wyman, Bautzer, Rothman, Kuchel & Sibert, a firm that represented MGM/UA among other mega-clients. The breakthrough Taylor Hackford film, La Bamba, was a prediction of Levin’s future axis of music and cinema, and ended up representing the estate of Eddie Cochran.  Other films, including Rainman and Bright Lights, Big City, offered her further experience in the intricacies of licensing music for studio pictures.  La Bamba director Taylor Hackford became a principal executive at New Visions Pictures where Ms. Levin was appointed Vice President of Business Affairs. Here she handled agreements related to music acquisition, rights and copyright, negotiating and drafting agreements for motion pictures and television.  Thereafter she opened The Law Offices of Sindee Levin. The firm has grown to include clients such as City National Bank on film and television rights negotiations. Other clients are Credit Lyonnais and Franchise Pictures for whom who Levin did music evaluations for the bankruptcy trustees of these companies. As her law practice grew, so did Levin’s music catalog.  In 1992 Sindee Levin Music was launched and is a thriving domestic and international publishing and royalty collection agency.  The company has had success purchasing and increasing profitability for music client catalogs, now representing over 10,000 titles, including evergreen hits like “Kung Fu Fighting” and 70s pop classics like “Oh Me, Oh My.”

In 1998, Levin acquired the American Mechanical Rights Agency, Inc. and served as its President. “I discovered the company while tracking royalties. At the time I was calling people and saying, ‘I found money for you,’” says Levin. AMRA handles licensing of copyrights with record companies: issuing licenses, monitoring accounting and payments; issues synchronization licenses to film, television, radio, and advertising agencies specifying the scope of permission granted to licensee – term, territory and distribution.  In the shifting world of global transmission, AMRA offers expert guidance through all emerging technologies and new media formats: Web site exploitations, digital downloading, ring tones and ring backs.  The client roster includes jazz luminaries like Keith Jarrett, Meredith Monk, Dave Holland and the estate of the legendary vocalist Nina Simone.  In 2014 Levin sold AMRA to Kobalt, and has been retained as a Consultant for several years.  Levin has contacts, education and expertise; she advocates for songwriters, composers, recording artists, music publishers and record labels.  An expert who speaks at conferences nationwide, she is an authority on domestic and international business models.  Ms. Levin also retains staffers who speak a variety of languages and who are adept in the business protocol of international cultures.


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Date Oct 5, 2016
Event NARIP Webinar: After The Synch, FREE with RSVP
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