Whether you are an independent record label, a promoter, a producer, a beat maker or a manager, you need to ensure that you have the right to share in the success that you help create for the artists on your roster. As the artist, you need to make sure that the people on your team are incentivized to stay focused on your career, and that you have an exit if reasonable milestones are not reached.
"Industry standard" is a thing of the past. Artists, managers, labels and producers are starting to collaborate to take advantage of the many new revenue streams that are opening up and supplanting record sales as the way to make money in the music business. All participants need to stay open minded if they want to stay in the game. A 360-deal can be a win-win all round if drafted fairly. Ownership of masters may no longer be the brass ring worth going to the mat for. Media savvy marketing teams who can expertly master social networking platforms are more valuable than traditional label services in making an artist a star.
Hrbek Law's clients have distinguished themselves as players in the music industry by adapting quickly to the exploit the newest distribution channels and licensing opportunities for their own work and for that of their artists. We help our clients develop business models that are flexible and relevant to the music industry today, and we create artist agreements that are as original as the beats that our clients are producing.
The experienced entertainment attorneys at Hrbek Law will help you with the review, drafting and negotiation of all types of contracts that you may come across in the music industry:
Hrbek Law. Where Art and Business Meet.Recording Contracts / Record DealsArtist Agreements
Independent Record Producer ContractsBeat Maker Agreements
Digital Distribution Rights Agreements
Synchronization Agreements (for soundtracks)
Music Publisher Agreements
Music Agent Agreements
Band Member Agreements
Live Performance Contracts