Throwback Thursday: Artist Management Contract Terminology
WRITTEN BY AIDAN RUSH.
There have been enough publicized horror stories of bands signing terrible contracts it’s a surprise bands sign any type of contract at all these days. However, while there is an argument to be had as to whether or not record labels are still necessary, it’s this writer’s opinion that artist managers will always be necessary. That’s not because you, the artist, can’t necessarily navigate your career by yourself, it’s because there just aren’t enough hours in the day for you to get it all done. Yes there are rare examples of independent musicians making a killing by spending 20 hours a day doing it all themselves, but they are the exception that proves the rule. If you ever plan on working with a personal manager (as opposed to a business or tour manager), it would behoove you to familiarize yourself with the basic artist management contract terms defined below!
How To Write A Music Press Release
Written by Aidan Rush
Increasingly, artists are restricting their announcements to social media. While it’s all good and well to announce things like tour dates and new releases via twitter or Facebook, you’re selling yourself short if you don’t make a legitimate press release to send out to established media outlets.
The template below serves as reference on the anatomy of a well-written press release, explaining what information you should put where and how it should be worded. Read about the debut LP release of our favorite fictional and tragically hip band, Lady Abadishes, in the release and start drafting your own! As always, questions are welcome in the comments. Thanks to Cheryl Rafuse for the awesome photoshop work!
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