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Booking Agents 101: The Basics

Booking Agents 101: The Basics

Music consists of a lot moving parts. If you are a recording artists it’s imperative that you become knowledgeable about all the avenues through which you can generate income. One major revenue source available to recording artists are fees received from live performances. In order to maximize fees from live...

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360 Deals

According to the American Bar Association a 360 Deal is a recording contract that allows the record label to receive a percentage of the earnings from all of an artist’s activities rather than just earnings from record sales. These deals also called “multiple rights deals” take a percentage of an...

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Budget Template

Budget Template

A budget is an itemized allotment of funds, time, etc., for a given period. Every artist/label should be familiar with what a budget is and why it is necessary to know how to budget. Here is a template for budgeting Budget Template for Artist

Mic Check 1-2-1-2

Mic Check 1-2-1-2

“Did I really just pay 42.50$ of my hard earned dollars to see my favorite artist sing along to his/her music in the background?  Was that a concert or Karaoke night at the bar?” If you’re an artist and any supporter of yours has ever walked out of your “live show”...

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Artist-Recording Company Contract

Artist-Recording Company Contract

ARTIST(S)-RECORDING COMPANY CONTRACT NAME(S) OF GROUP OR ARTISTS: This agreement made and entered into on this hereinbelow date between the undersigned ARTIST and the undersigned COMPANY is as follows: EMPLOYMENT. Company hereby engages and employs Artist's exclusive personal services and endeavors in connection with the production of sound recordings for an Original Period...

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Record Company Contract

Record Company Contract

This RECORD COMPANY hereinafter referred to as the "Agreement") executed and effective this _______ day of ___________, 20___, by and between ___________________(Artist) (hereinafter referred to as the "Artist") and _________________________(Company) (hereinafter referred to as the "Company"): IT IS HEREBY UNDERSTOOD Company is an organization, which specializes in the management, recording, recording distribution...

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360 Deal

360 Deal

In previous lessons we spoke about the different types of deals but we’re going to go a little more in depth for this lesson specifically about 360 Deals. In the lesson I really break down the structure of the deal but let’s go over some basic points now. In a traditional...

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Types of Record Deals

Types of Record Deals

A Common misconception is that all deals offered by major labels are the now (incorrectly?) infamous, “360”. A 360 doesn’t have to be seen as a negative. Remember, there is no such thing as a “standard agreement” in the music business and the terms are negotiable. However, if you don’t...

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