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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.…

4 Main Types of Publishing Contracts

As a songwriter in this industry, there are 4 main types of publishing contracts you may see throughout your career. We’re here to break them down so you know exactly what’s right for you and what to expect. Here’s everything…

Types of Legal Contracts for Music Producers

Some legal aspects of the music industry are not always easy to navigate. Not to mention getting legal representation can cost you an arm and a leg. Sadly, because many independent artists simply don’t have the funds for it, having proper…

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…

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…

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…

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…