Join Richard Stim for an in-depth discussion in this video Next steps, part of Music Law: Recording, Management, Rights, and Performance Contracts.
- Thank you for checking out this course.…Hopefully, you picked up some information…about music contracting…that you'll find helpful in your career.…Remember that one of the keys…to successful career is the ability to stay cool,…and separate your emotions…from the business issues.…So try not to be disillusioned,…or get too worked up when dealing with managers,…record companies, club owners, or fellow musicians.…Keep your eye on the music…and let that be your guiding light…when making business decisions.…
If you need more details on some of these agreements,…check out my book, Music Law,…or check out my blog, Dear Rich,…in which I answer questions from artists or musicians.…
For example, when it comes to record contracts, it's important to know how advances and royalties work, how to maintain creative control, and what happens when a member leaves a band. Rich also tackles management contracts, describing what managers can do for you—and what to do when you need to let them go. Next, he explores the basic terms, riders, and payment options in performance contracts. Then learn about releases, artwork permissions, publishing and producer agreements, and other types of legal arrangements. Rich wraps up the course with a discussion of oral agreements, attorney fees and roles, and five basic rules worth remembering for every music contract.
DISCLAIMER: This course is taught by an attorney (or other instructor) and addresses US law concepts that may not apply in all countries. Neither LinkedIn (including Lynda.com) nor the instructor represents you and they are not giving legal advice. The information conveyed through this course is akin to a college or law school course; it is not intended to give legal advice, but instead to communicate information to help viewers understand the basics of the topic presented. The views (and legal interpretations) presented in this course do not necessarily represent the views of LinkedIn or Lynda.com.
- Why bother with a contract?
- Understanding terms, options, royalties, and deductions
- Making provisions for marketing
- Including warranties and indemnity clauses
- Hiring a manager
- Understanding performance contracts
- Getting permission to use samples
- Creating a band partnership
- Record keeping
- Going through mediation or arbitration
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1. Recording Contracts
2. Management Contracts
3. Performance Contracts
4. Rights Agreements
5. Other Agreements
6. Contract Basics
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