Record Label Contracts

A recording contract might seem like the Holy Grail, but record labels are not charities and their contracts are not set up with your interests in mind. Christman Attorneys, PLLC is here to guide you through the maze and protect your interests. Recently, old-style “Exclusive Recording Agreements” have given way to “360° Deals.” These new contracts seek to make the record label and the artist “Partners” in the artist’s non-recording activities. Our law firm has substantial experience in drafting and negotiating such agreements for both labels and soon-to-be-signed artists. No matter which side of the negotiation you are on, it is in your interest to have a lawyer who is familiar with these latest agreements. The music business has also recently seen the rise of the “Do-It-Yourself” method of artist development, with technological changes permitting artists to reach and sell to their fan base without the help of a record label. Christman Attorneys protects the economic interests of our clients and their intellectual property rights, while advancing their business interests and careers.

Christman Attorneys, PLLC, was voted “Best Business Law Firm” in Denton County in 2018.

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