The music industry continues to evolve and navigating the various revenue streams is essential for success. To that end, effective management of the “rights” to the material is critical. Songwriters, particularly, need to be aware of their options in terms of self-publishing or alignment with a music publishing company. For recorded music, technology has opened the avenues to professional recording and collaboration among Artists, Managers, and Producers, and that joint adventure is often the first step toward gaining the interest of a record label or taking the leap of making an independent release.
To do this right, you need to understand and protect your interests. In addition to general business advice on partnering with others, company formation, business operation, and other matters, you need an attorney who has specialized knowledge of the music industry.
We work with our clients to help assess where they are and where they want to go, in the framework of practical legal solutions. Our clients have distinguished themselves in the world of music, and we help them develop business models that are flexible and relevant to their work and the music industry of today.
We can help you with the review, drafting and negotiation of all types of contracts that you may come across in the music industry, including:
- Artist Agreements
- Band Member Agreements
- Booking Agency Agreements
- Distribution Agreements
- Management Agreements
- Merchandising Agreements
- Music Publisher Agreements
- Production Agreements
- Recording Contracts / Record Deals
- Songwriter Contracts
- Synchronization Agreements
- Touring/Live Performance Contracts
- Venue Agreements
We also handle Music Rights Management for Estates, Individuals, and Companies.