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Hal Leonard The 11 Contracts That Every Artist, Songwriter, and Producer Should Know - Gordon - Book

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Author: Steve Gordon
Format: Hardcover
Version: Text

Most people regard legal contracts with an inherent suspicion. Having heard scores of horror stories, we in the music business, whether artists, creatives, audiophiles, or management, are especially cautious -- perhaps even paranoid -- of any binding agreement, and with good reason. If you could spend fifty dollars and better understand the most common -- and important -- documents in the game, would you?

Steve Gordon, an entertainment attorney with over twenty years of experience in the industry, is making just such an offer with his latest book, The 11 Contracts That Every Artist, Songwriter, and Producer Should Know.

The 11 Contracts is an in-depth guide intended to assist any aspirant wary of navigating the music biz or struggling to interpret its insular jargon. This no-nonsense book follows a refreshingly simple format: Gordon presents a sample agreement, then breaks down the nuances of both the legal and business sides of the arrangement. Subjects covered include:

  • Management Agreements
  • Production Company and New Artist
  • Indie Label Deals
  • Sync Licenses
  • Producer Agreements
  • Music Publishing Deals
  • Composer Agreements
  • Live Performance Contracts
  • Music Video Production Contracts
  • Band Agreements & Business Actions Artists Can Take Without an Attorney
  • Investment Agreements

Ensure that you will never find yourself stuck on the wrong side of a bad deal -- pick up your copy of The 11 Contracts today!


"I've read with interest what you've written. I think you have a lot of worthwhile things to say and I would recommend to the audience that they continue to listen to what you say and read what you write." - Irving Azoff, Manager and Industry Mogul

"This is a must-have book for any professional in the music industry, especially entrepreneurs, music creators, and those working with music creators (artists, writers, producers). It could cost you thousands of dollars in legal fees to draw up any one of these contracts and here they are, all in one book! This is an amazing resource to have on hand from one of New York's most experienced and reputable entertainment attorneys." - Linda Lorence Critelli, President of the NYC Chapter of the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences (NARAS)

"Steve Gordon is a man who not only understands the music industry as a whole but understands the musicians themselves. His book is invaluable to anyone wanting insight into this world." - Spike Wilner, CEO SmallsLIVE, pianist
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