Do independent artists still need legal protection?

As music starts to become more than just a hobby for you, it’s important to take the proper legal precautions early on to protect you and your music from harm. Continue reading

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How to ensure every collaborator gets proper songwriting credit

Collaborative songwriting is a powerful tool, and has graced us with some of the greatest tracks ever created, but it’s important to make sure each and every individual who contributes. Continue reading

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Essential music industry contracts

Like it or not, contracts are the life blood of the music industry, and understanding how they work and why they’re necessary is key to avoiding disaster for you and. Continue reading

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3 Types Of Publishing Deals and How They Work

Before committing to that dotted line, artists looking to get signed in the music industry would do well to familiarize themselves with the how publishing deals work. Here, we look. Continue reading

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Pandemic, Force Majeure Clauses and Insurance In The Music Business

Following the cancellation of SXSW and thousands of concerts across the US and globally, artists and music companies are struggling to understand the often forgotten “force majeure” clauses in their. Continue reading

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Reunion Tour! Bands, Breakups and Contracts

The vast majority of successful bands usually end up going through some kind of personnel change, sometimes to the point of having no original members at all. So what are. Continue reading

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Most Artists Don’t Understand Their Record Deal, Do You?

Musicians need to understand the contracts they sign and their implications, but most don't. Michael Brandvold and Jay Gilbert are joined on the Music Biz Weekly Podcast by manager and. Continue reading

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Understanding Live Performance Agreements

While recorded music sales may facing choppy waters, the live music market remains healthy and strong, making it a preferable vein for recording artists to focus on. As with so. Continue reading

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Best Kept Secret To Advance Your Music Career

What is the best kept secret for advancing your music career? According to Minh Chau, hiring a lawyer. This answer shouldn’t surprise you especially since lawyers are usually involved with. Continue reading

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