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 1What 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 1Brett Oaten - What Can a Lawyer Do For You [0:43]
Unit 2Darren Sanicki - How Can a Lawyer Help You? [1:53]
Unit 3Jackson Walkden-Brown - How Can a Music Lawyer Help You? [10:53]
Unit 4Moira McKenzie - What Does A Music Lawyer Do [00:55]
Unit 5Moira McKenzie - Most Common Queries Lawyers Get Asked [1:36]
Unit 6Yasmin Naghavi - What Can An Entertainment Lawyer Help With [00:50]
Unit 7Yasmin Naghavi - How Much Does A Music Lawyer Cost [01:00]
Module 2When 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 1Brett Oaten - When To See A Lawyer [1:20]
Unit 2Jackson Walkden-Brown - When Should Artists See a Lawyer? [2:06]
Unit 3Moira McKenzie - When Should You See A Lawyer [02:25]
Unit 4Yasmin Naghavi - What To Do Before Signing An Agreement [01:16]
Unit 5Yasmin Naghavi - When Should An Artist Seek A Lawyer [01:16]
Module 3Binding 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 1Brett Oaten - Preparation [1:23]
Unit 2Brett Oaten - Negotiation [1:48]
Unit 3Brett Oaten - Signing Agreements [1:34]
Unit 4Darren Sanicki - Significance of a Binding Contract [4:14]
Unit 5Jackson Walkden-Brown - Significance of a Binding Agreement [3:57]
Unit 6Moira McKenzie - Things To Consider Ahead Of Signing An Agreement [03:11]
Unit 7Moira McKenzie - Preparations And Tips Ahead Of Signing A Contract [05:05]
Module 4Legal Business Structures
What kinds of legally recognised business structures are available to artists/bands/collectives?
Unit 1Brett Oaten - Business Structures [2:13]
Unit 2Darren Sanicki - Legally Recognised Business Structures [4:17]
Unit 3Fred Smith - Business Structures [2:56]
Unit 4Jackson Walkden-Brown - Legally Recognised Business Structures [4:45]
Module 5Business 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 1Darren Sanicki - Preparing for a Partnership Agreement [5:22]
Unit 2Jackson Walkden-Brown - Preparing for a Partnership Agreement [3:13]
Unit 3Moira McKenzie - Understanding Business Structures [04:54]
Unit 4Yasmin Naghavi - Tips On Partnership Agreements [01:44]
Module 6Management 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 1Darren Sanicki - Preparing for an Artist/ Management Agreement [1:11]
Unit 2Jackson Walkden-Brown - Preparing for a Management Agreement [4:54]
Unit 3Moira McKenzie - Tips And Tools Ahead Of Signing A Management Agreement [06:14]
Unit 4Yasmin Naghavi - Tips On Management Agreements For Musicians [01:00]
Module 7Negotiating Producer Fees
Some advice on common payment structures for record producers.
Unit 1Moira McKenzie - Negotiating Producer Fees Or Points [3:58]
Module 8Publishing 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 1Brett Oaten - Royalty Splits [3:12]
Unit 2Darren Sanicki - Preparing for a Publishing Agreement [3:33]
Unit 3Jackson Walkden-Brown - Preparing for a Publishing Agreement [4:40]
Unit 4Moira McKenzie - Preparing For A Publishing Agreement [06:52]
Unit 5Yasmin Naghavi - Tips On Publishing Agreements For Musicians [00:49]
Module 9Recording 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 1Brett Oaten - Session Work Agreements [1:42]
Unit 2Darren Sanicki - Preparing for a Recording Agreement [2:56]
Unit 3Jackson Walkden-Brown - Preparing for a Recording Agreement [7:29]
Unit 4Moira McKenzie - Preparing For A Recording Contract [04:29]
Unit 5Yasmin Naghavi - Considering Record Deals From Both Sides [01:48]
Module 10Common Mistakes
What are the common mistakes artists make when handling their own legal affairs?
Unit 1Brett Oaten - Career Advice For Young Lawyers [2:12]
Unit 2Brett Oaten - Common Misconceptions [1:08]
Unit 3Brett Oaten - Common Queries [2:19]
Unit 4Brett Oaten - Common Mistakes and Advice [3:40]
Unit 5Moira McKenzie - Common Legal Misconceptions [1:36]
Unit 6Yasmin Naghavi - Common Mistakes Made In Regards To Legal Affairs [02:06]
Unit 7Yasmin Naghavi - Common Misconceptions About Music [01:03]
Module 11Thinking About A Career As A Music Lawyer?
Our mentors discuss their own pathways and the best ways into entertainment law.
Unit 1Moira McKenzie - Advice On Becoming A Music Lawyer [3:15]
Unit 2Yasmin Naghavi - How Do You Become A Music Lawyer [00:57]

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