Category Archives: Legal

Protected: “The Legal Side of Songwriting” with Greg Seneff Videos

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‘Interviewing And Hiring An Artist Manager’ with Gregory Seneff, Esq. and Vinny Ribas

Interviewing potential band managers and hiring the right one can be one of the most important and career changing moves that you ever make. The right manager can propel your career forward. The wrong manager can take control of your career and your finances and run them both into the ground. So how do you…

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Non US-Born Artists: How Your Ability Can Allow You to Work and Live in the U.S.

By: Attorney Hendrik Pretorius This material is for informational purposes only and does not in any way constitute legal advice or create an attorney/client relationship. The information contained in this website cannot and is not meant to replace the advice of competent legal counsel licensed in your state. If you are a foreign born artist…

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360 Deal: To Sign or Not to Sign

By Matt Cottingham Attorney, ICS Law Group, PC Picture this: Your manager walks in and interrupts your band practice. “I’ve got some great news. Real Big Records just offered you guys a record deal!” You all jump up and down and scream like you just won the lottery. “Where do we sign?” you ask him…

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Important Legal Issues To Address As An Indie Artist

© 2015 Vinny Ribas  Disclaimer: I am not attorney, and this article is not meant as legal advice in any way. It is written and provided here for information purposes only. Please consult an attorney regarding all contracts and legal matters that affect or involve you, your act and/or your music. Ask your attorney if…

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Sample Engagement Contract (basic)

For your general information only, this is an example of a simple engagement contract. Many contracts include many other terms, conditions, clauses and addendums, depending on the nature of the engagement and the needs of the artist I am not an attorney, and this is not to be considered legal advice in any form. Therefore,…

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