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Published on October 27, 2008

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Recording Contracts and Your Rights
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Recording Contracts and Your Rights By :- http:// www.MusicBizCenter.com Other Must View Resources Include ===>>> http://www.MusicContracts101.com/ http:// www.MusicIndustrySuccess.com / and http:// www.SellMusicOnlineLikeCrazy.com Visit all of the sites above for more free information Your rights when it relates to recording contracts and the ones you are giving up are important to understand for any newly signed artist. This will be identified as your “Grant of Rights” clause in your new music contract. Please make sure you have a solid understanding of this and all it entails.   A Grant of Rights clause documents the rights that you permit the record company to have control of once you sign the recording contract . The first thing this clause will define is that the company will have sole control over any masters or copyrights from anything you record during the term of the recording contract .

Recording Contracts and Your Rights By :- http:// www.MusicBizCenter.com Other Must View Resources Include ===>>> http://www.MusicContracts101.com/ http:// www.MusicIndustrySuccess.com / and http:// www.SellMusicOnlineLikeCrazy.com Visit all of the sites above for more free information The second point that is discussed is that the company has the exclusive right to distribute or reproduce any recording throughout the country or even internationally.   The third point will be that the label is the absolute owner of any record, album or work that you have created during the recording contract . Meaning, it belongs to them, not you. It is something to think about.

Recording Contracts and Your Rights By :- http:// www.MusicBizCenter.com Other Must View Resources Include ===>>> http://www.MusicContracts101.com/ http:// www.MusicIndustrySuccess.com / and http:// www.SellMusicOnlineLikeCrazy.com Visit all of the sites above for more free information You may also have to agree that you will be exclusively retained by the recording company and will not work for or record with any other label or with any other individual during the life of your music contract.   Lastly, you may have to grant the company the right to use and publish your name, likeness and any biographical material for promotions or other activities. This is pretty standard in every music business contract.   Honestly, as you can see, you will have a lot to think about when in comes to signing music contracts with major labels. Although it may have been a lifelong dream of yours, it might end up seeming as if you sold your life away. But keep in mind that this is going to be the case with any music business contract with any label. You have a lot to think about and discuss.

Recording Contracts and Your Rights By :- http:// www.MusicBizCenter.com Other Must View Resources Include ===>>> http://www.MusicContracts101.com/ http:// www.MusicIndustrySuccess.com / and http:// www.SellMusicOnlineLikeCrazy.com Visit all of the sites above for more free information The Grant of Rights clause is the clincher for some people to refuse but honestly, if a recording contract is what you want then you are going to have to agree to their terms. Your only other options are to start your own record label or join an independent label who has less restrictive requirements. But if signing with a major label is a dream come true for you then go for it, just educate yourself on what you are getting into.

Recording Contracts and Your Rights By :- http:// www.MusicBizCenter.com Other Must View Resources Include ===>>> http://www.MusicContracts101.com/ http:// www.MusicIndustrySuccess.com / and http:// www.SellMusicOnlineLikeCrazy.com Visit all of the sites above for more free information About the Author: This information is brought to you by Platinum Millennium Publishing & Ty Cohen, the world’s #1 music industry expert. For over a decade Ty Cohen has helped tens of thousands of individuals across the globe, to reach their dreams. He is an International Speaker, Author of over 12 Music Industry related books, Business Talk Radio Show Host and music industry marketing strategist. To find out how he can help you, visit www.MusicBooksByTy.com , www.MusicContracts101.com and www.MusicBizCenter.com

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