These days, the new standard for singer/songwriter deals with music labels is referred to as a “360 deal.” In what is the new norm, so to speak, for music contracts, the artist agrees that in return for the record label’s financing and promotional clout, the artist will give a share of all revenue streams to the label. This includes record sales, live performances, merchandise, product endorsements, composer revenue (“publishing”), movie revenues and more.
If a music label offers you a “360 deal,” there are several important features you must look out for before signing, which will be the feature of several upcoming blog posts. The Miami entertainment lawyers at Chase Lawyers offer the following advice from their collective decades of experience in the music and entertainment industries:
After building a following as an independent musician, you might attract interest from several music labels, thus creating a bidding war over you that will work in your favor. Another possibility is that you might discover you may no longer wish to sign with a label and become a successful, independent musician. Stay tuned for more information and tips on how to navigate a 360 deal.
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