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!
Understanding Music Publishing with Corinna Poeszus (Universal Publishing Production)
The world of Music Publishing is often a gray area for independent artists - whether it’s too confusing to navigate, or simply isn’t explained well enough, many independent musicians remain uneducated on the topic. Publishing can take your career from 0 to 60 in a short period of time, and aside from being one of the most lucrative channels of the music industry, its ability to launch an artist makes this a “double-whammy” for anyone who is able to capitalize on it. With the combination of associating your music with a notable brand and being exposed to a large audience, landing your music in a licensing opportunity could be one of the most desired achievements of independent artists today.
Stand Above the Noise sat down with Corinna Poeszus, G.M. of Universal Publishing Production, to help you better understand the world of Music Publishing. Check out their interview, and find out more about how Composers, Artists, and Music Supervisors interconnect to fulfill the client’s needs for music licensing.
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