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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…

6 Common Questions To Ask An Entertainment Attorney

As a musician, it can be incredibly intimidating diving 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 business. To help you out, here…

How to Trademark Your Artist Name

Making sure your brand/artist name is trademarked is an important step in establishing yourself as an artist or label in the public eye. Sure, technically you can do shows and release music under a name you haven’t technically secured, but…

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…

3 Creative Strategies For Finding Cold Contacts

If you’re just starting your journey into PR, booking, or even licensing inquiries, odds are you’ve run into the dreaded silence that comes from hundreds and hundreds of emails going unanswered. In fact, it can feel downright discouraging to take…

Publishing Contracts for Music Producers

There are about 5 publishing contracts that music producers should definitely be aware of. From master track licenses for TV and film to non-exclusive recording contracts, Symphonic Distribution has got you covered. Everything You Need to Know About Publishing Contracts for…

Booking and Live Contracts for Musicians

Navigating legal aspects of the music industry isn’t easy to do on your own. Additionally, getting great legal representation will cost you a lot of money. Even getting legal representation just to draft a single agreement for a potential business…

Types of Legal Contracts for Music Producers

Some legal aspects of the music industry are not always easy to navigate. Additionally, to get legal representation it’ll cost you a good bit of money. Sadly, because many independent artists simply don’t have the funds for it, not having…

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…