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Booking and Live Performance Contracts for Musicians

Navigating legal aspects of the music industry isn’t always easy to do on your own. It can also cost you a ton of money. Even getting legal representation to draft a single agreement for a potential business deal can be costly.…

Quick Guide to Taxes as an Independent Musician

Your music is your business. It’s important to have your taxes in tip top shape! As a self employed musician, you have various tax deductions you should definitely be taking advantage of. Here’s what you need to know… Note: Symphonic…

6 Types Of Record Label Contracts

The legal aspects of this industry aren’t always so straightforward. That’s why we place the utmost importance on providing as much information as we can to help you navigate through it with ease. There are many different types of contracts…

6 Common Questions To Ask An Entertainment Attorney

As a musician, it can be incredibly intimidating to dive head first into the business side of the industry. As you navigate through this complex terrain, we’re here to guide you through this important part of the job. To help…

How to Know if Signing a Recording Contract Is Right For You

This information is brought to you by Debbie Egel, an attorney whose practice includes writing and reviewing music contracts, running an independent label for over 10 years; and developing indie artists. She is knowledgeable of the economics of music, the…

Which Legal Entity Is Right For Your Music Business?

This information is brought to you by Debbie Egel, an attorney whose practice includes writing and reviewing music contracts, running an independent label for over 10 years; and developing indie artists. She is knowledgeable of the economics of music, the…

Forming Your Artist Development Team: The Entertainment Attorney

Part 5 of our Artist Development Series In this series, we’ve covered artist managers, record producers, music publishers and record labels as members of the artist’s development team. Now, we’re moving on to the role an attorney takes on within…

Starting a Band is Starting a Business

A legal entity is an organization registered according to the corporate laws of your country or state. Practically and legally speaking, it is an entity apart from yourself, that has a life of its own. However, it will still be…

Legal Contracts for Artists and Bands

So, you’re a new artist on the scene and you want to make sure you’re covered on all legal aspects?  No worries – We got you covered. Here are 2 Important Legal Contracts for Artists and Bands: Joint Songwriting Contract This…