The 11 Contracts That Every Artist, Songwriter, and Producer Should Know

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Format: Hardcover

Steve Gordon is an entertainment attorney with over 20 years of experience in the entertainment industry, including 10 years as Director of Business Affairs for Sony Music, attorney at a law firm representing Atlantic and Elektra Records, and in-house music counsel for a Hollywood Studio. His current and recent clients include entertainment companies such as MTV, Music Choice, Time Life Films and Soul Train Holdings; record labels such as Smithsonian Folkways and Shout Factory; Television Services such as PBS, Maryland and Louisiana Public Broadcasting; and established as well as up-and-coming artists, producers, indie labels, and managers.

Author of The Future of the Music Business, 4th Edition (HL12231), here is his Brand New Release that anyone involved in the Music Industry should own: The 11 Contracts That Every Artist, Songwriter, and Producer Should Know!

The 11 Contracts Every Artist, Songwriter, and Producer Should Know is an in-depth guide to help artists, songwriters, and producers navigate the tricky world of contract negotiations in the music industry. This book analyzes the most common, and important, contracts – including management, production company, sync license, and producer agreements – all paired with professional commentary and exclusive interviews with top industry moguls.

Readers will learn the ins and outs of both the legal and business side of contracts in the music industry so that they will never find themselves stuck on the wrong side of a bad deal.

Subjects covered include:

• Management Agreements

• Production Company and New Artist

• Indie Label Deals

• Sync Licenses

• Producer Agreements

• Music Publishing Deals

• Composer Agreements

• Live Performance Contracts

• Music Video Production Contracts

• Band Agreements & Business Actions Artists Can Take Without an Attorney

• Investment Agreements

©2017, 314 pages