Selecting A Recording Contract

Selecting A Recording Contract

Whether you’re a new artist or an established one, it’s important to know what you’re getting into when signing a recording contract. A good contract will protect your interests and ensure that you receive royalties for the music you create and release, but the opposite is also true: if the terms aren’t set up correctly in your favor then you could end up losing money while your song is still on the charts. The following sections will discuss some of these issues in more detail so that you can decide whether or not this type of agreement is right for you.

Basic contract terms

A recording contract is an agreement between a record company and an artist. It outlines the terms of their working relationship, including compensation and royalties paid to the artist for their work.

A basic contract should include:

  • The name of both parties involved in the agreement
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