RECORD AND PUBLISHING CONTRAC DOs and DON'Ts
Every artist knows the feeling of panic, when deep into their career, digging for their old contracts to find out what they unwittingly signed away years before. It’s common for artists to “look the other way” in the desperation of securing that first “deal.” But these “deals” can have huge implications on your future. It’s important to think long term in your career. Collectively, our music community is suffering from a mountain of contracts that give too many rights away. Here are our recommendations. Take them to your attorney, just in case we’ve thought of something, she/he has not.
WHAT EVERY RECORD CONTRACT SHOULD HAVE
WHAT NO RECORD CONTRACT SHOULD HAVE
WHAT EVERY PUBLISHING CONTRACT SHOULD HAVE
WHAT NO PUBLISHING CONTRACT SHOULD HAVE