Understanding Contracts and Music Law

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Legals - Understanding Contracts, Business Structures and Lawyers
The chances are, if you think you might need to talk to a lawyer, you need to talk to a lawyer. Do not overlook the importance of structuring your business because it ultimately leads to sustained success and income. Listen to what these leading music law professional have to say regarding when, why and how you should approach music law.
Module 1 What Can a Music Lawyer Do For You?
Hiring a lawyer may not seem very rock 'n' roll, but there are a lot of great things lawyers can do to help you out.
Unit 1 Brett Oaten - What Can a Lawyer Do For You [0:43]
Unit 2 Darren Sanicki - How Can a Lawyer Help You? [1:53]
Unit 3 Jackson Walkden-Brown - How Can a Music Lawyer Help You? [10:53]
Unit 4 Moira McKenzie - What Does A Music Lawyer Do [00:55]
Unit 5 Moira McKenzie - Most Common Queries Lawyers Get Asked [1:36]
Unit 6 Yasmin Naghavi - What Can An Entertainment Lawyer Help With [00:50]
Unit 7 Yasmin Naghavi - How Much Does A Music Lawyer Cost [01:00]
Module 2 When Should Artists See a Music Lawyer?
Are there particular moments when an artist should seek legal advice? Learn from the best in the biz.
Unit 1 Brett Oaten - When To See A Lawyer [1:20]
Unit 2 Jackson Walkden-Brown - When Should Artists See a Lawyer? [2:06]
Unit 3 Moira McKenzie - When Should You See A Lawyer [02:25]
Unit 4 Yasmin Naghavi - What To Do Before Signing An Agreement [01:16]
Unit 5 Yasmin Naghavi - When Should An Artist Seek A Lawyer [01:16]
Module 3 Binding Agreements
What's the significance of signing a binding agreement - be it a business partnership, management contract or a recording/publishing/synch deal? What preparations and negotiations need to be considered before signing anything?
Unit 1 Brett Oaten - Preparation [1:23]
Unit 2 Brett Oaten - Negotiation [1:48]
Unit 3 Brett Oaten - Signing Agreements [1:34]
Unit 4 Darren Sanicki - Significance of a Binding Contract [4:14]
Unit 5 Jackson Walkden-Brown - Significance of a Binding Agreement [3:57]
Unit 6 Moira McKenzie - Things To Consider Ahead Of Signing An Agreement [03:11]
Unit 7 Moira McKenzie - Preparations And Tips Ahead Of Signing A Contract [05:05]
Module 4 Legal Business Structures
What kinds of legally recognised business structures are available to artists/bands/collectives?
Unit 1 Brett Oaten - Business Structures [2:13]
Unit 2 Darren Sanicki - Legally Recognised Business Structures [4:17]
Unit 3 Fred Smith - Business Structures [2:56]
Unit 4 Jackson Walkden-Brown - Legally Recognised Business Structures [4:45]
Module 5 Business Structure Agreement - Tips and Tools
What are some preparation tips or tools artists should keep in mind before entering into a business structure or partnership agreement?
Unit 1 Darren Sanicki - Preparing for a Partnership Agreement [5:22]
Unit 2 Jackson Walkden-Brown - Preparing for a Partnership Agreement [3:13]
Unit 3 Moira McKenzie - Understanding Business Structures [04:54]
Unit 4 Yasmin Naghavi - Tips On Partnership Agreements [01:44]
Module 6 Management Agreement - Tips and Tools
What are some preparation tips or tools artists and managers should keep in mind before entering into a management agreement?
Unit 1 Darren Sanicki - Preparing for an Artist/ Management Agreement [1:11]
Unit 2 Jackson Walkden-Brown - Preparing for a Management Agreement [4:54]
Unit 3 Moira McKenzie - Tips And Tools Ahead Of Signing A Management Agreement [06:14]
Unit 4 Yasmin Naghavi - Tips On Management Agreements For Musicians [01:00]
Module 7 Negotiating Producer Fees
Some advice on common payment structures for record producers.
Unit 1 Moira McKenzie - Negotiating Producer Fees Or Points [3:58]
Module 8 Publishing Agreement - Tips and Tools
What are some preparation tips or tools artists and publishers should keep in mind before entering into a publishing agreement?
Unit 1 Brett Oaten - Royalty Splits [3:12]
Unit 2 Darren Sanicki - Preparing for a Publishing Agreement [3:33]
Unit 3 Jackson Walkden-Brown - Preparing for a Publishing Agreement [4:40]
Unit 4 Moira McKenzie - Preparing For A Publishing Agreement [06:52]
Unit 5 Yasmin Naghavi - Tips On Publishing Agreements For Musicians [00:49]
Module 9 Recording Agreement - Tips and Tools
What are some preparation tips or tools artists and labels should keep in mind when entering into a recording agreement?
Unit 1 Brett Oaten - Session Work Agreements [1:42]
Unit 2 Darren Sanicki - Preparing for a Recording Agreement [2:56]
Unit 3 Jackson Walkden-Brown - Preparing for a Recording Agreement [7:29]
Unit 4 Moira McKenzie - Preparing For A Recording Contract [04:29]
Unit 5 Yasmin Naghavi - Considering Record Deals From Both Sides [01:48]
Module 10 Common Mistakes
What are the common mistakes artists make when handling their own legal affairs?
Unit 1 Brett Oaten - Career Advice For Young Lawyers [2:12]
Unit 2 Brett Oaten - Common Misconceptions [1:08]
Unit 3 Brett Oaten - Common Queries [2:19]
Unit 4 Brett Oaten - Common Mistakes and Advice [3:40]
Unit 5 Moira McKenzie - Common Legal Misconceptions [1:36]
Unit 6 Yasmin Naghavi - Common Mistakes Made In Regards To Legal Affairs [02:06]
Unit 7 Yasmin Naghavi - Common Misconceptions About Music [01:03]
Module 11 Thinking About A Career As A Music Lawyer?
Our mentors discuss their own pathways and the best ways into entertainment law.
Unit 1 Moira McKenzie - Advice On Becoming A Music Lawyer [3:15]
Unit 2 Yasmin Naghavi - How Do You Become A Music Lawyer [00:57]

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