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It All Begins with the Music: Developing Successful Artists and Careers for the New Music Business by Dan Kimpel, Don Grierson

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Chapter 8. The Lawyer

Some lawyers might think that they are God, and charge accordingly. But in this day and age of business, having legal expertise will be paramount. Throughout music history, there have been numerous stories of creative entities that did not have legal advice and signed contracts that were totally unfair. All labels will have someone who finalizes a recording or a production contract. A major record company will have in-house lawyers in their business affairs department. All artists, songwriters, and producers, for that matter, should have legal representation as well.

As you will read in this chapter, lawyers who represent artists are experts in their field and are involved in advising artists and negotiating contracts across ...

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