O'Reilly logo

The Musician’s Legal Companion, Second Edition by Michael A. Aczon

Stay ahead with the world's most comprehensive technology and business learning platform.

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required

Chapter 4. Recording Artist Agreements

Most journeys into the unknown have a mythical Promised Land in the distance—a destination off in the horizon that can keep the traveler inspired and working toward it even when weary. In my experience, the Promised Land that many musicians share is known simply as “the Deal.” The Deal is a goal, a target, a destination of grand proportions that the great musical stars have reached—a destination that awaits all who are willing to endure the journey.

This chapter of the Musician’s Legal Companion is dedicated to all those who seek the Deal. I will do my best to demystify the Deal. I’ll explain the parties involved in the Deal, introduce you to the variations of the Deal, and generally make you aware of the ...

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, interactive tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required