Contracts in the Music Industry: Management Contracts

ALAS is working in collaboration with CIMA and ADVANCE to Present:

Contracts in the Music Industry: Management Agreements

When: March 24th 1:00pm ET

Where: Zoom Webinar

Targeted Audience: Managers, self managed artists and anyone interested in that realm.




Join CIMA and ADVANCE on Thursday, March 24 for an informative webinar focusing on contracts within the music industry. This session will provide a brief overview of the standard types of contracts a music artist may encounter throughout their career, such as band, label, publisher, manager, mixer/producer and featured artist agreements, with a specific focus on artist management contracts.

Participants will learn about the ins and outs of an artist management contract, including key terms, what to look out for when negotiating the contract, as well as the practical realities of the artist/manager relationship

Get to know the speakers:

Nico Elliott:

Nico Elliott (she/her) is an associate in the Entertainment Law practice group at the law firm Cassels in Toronto. Nico routinely works with artists and performers using a variety of forms of contractual agreements to protect ownership of artists’ works and facilitate collaborations and opportunities. Before becoming a lawyer Nico worked in the music industry at a prominent independent record label, music publisher and music festival, and in film post-production.

Lindsay Dykstra:

Lindsay Dykstra is a corporate and entertainment lawyer at Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP in Toronto, Ontario. Her entertainment practice focuses on corporate and commercial transactions for clients in the film, television and music industries. Lindsay also sits on the board of a Toronto non-profit film awards organization.

Mahad Jama:

Mahad Jama is a music manager based in the GTA. With a Bachelors in Business Economics from the University of Saskatchewan and Post Graduate in Public Relations from Humber College, Mahad quickly put his education and professional work experience into practice managing Juno-nominated Soul singer-songwriter, Zenesoul in 2019. Outside of music, he is the Director of Communications and Partnerships of the non-profit Rootworks International in Toronto, aiming to build sustainable water supply in East Africa. He also works in the nuclear power industry in Durham Region.

About CIMA:

CIMA is a not-for-profit national trade association representing English-language, Canadian-owned and controlled businesses of the domestic, commercial music industry. CIMA represents a diverse membership of small businesses including: record producers, record labels, recording studios, managers, agents, licensors, music video producers and directors, creative content owners, artist-entrepreneurs and other professionals from across the sound recording industry. CIMA represents over 320 Canadian companies and professionals and 6,200 Canadian artists including: A Tribe Called Red, Tanya Tagaq, Serena Ryder, The Trews, Terra Lightfoot, Tegan and Sara, Whitehorse, The Sheepdogs and METRIC.


ADVANCE is Canada’s Black music business collective. We are a community leading the change in developing an infrastructure for the betterment, upliftment, and retention of Black people in the music business. Driven by the heart, soul and sounds of Black voices, ADVANCE is unifying professionals across all sectors of the Canadian music industry.


Mar 24 2022


1:00 pm - 2:30 pm