Twenty More Questions for Artists: Record producer agreements, Part 1

We first posted this series last year and thought it would be good to repost it. We’ll have a bonus post to cover the issues for producers and co-writers raised for co-writing producers by GoldieBlox’s lawsuit against Rick Rubin and the Beastie Boys.

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Please note: This is an installment in a multi-part post.  Each post has information relevant to prior posts, so until we get to the “Final” there will be more information to come. See also More Questions for Artists: Record Producer Agreements, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5.Part 6 , Part 7, Part 8 , Part 9, Part 10, Part 11 and Part 12.  Watch this space for further installments, or subscribe to the RSS feed.  A post with all the current parts in one post is available here, and see also “Artist Management Agreements” on the Semaphore Music blog.

Your record producer is probably the most important member of your creative team.  Good record producers understand the physics of sound, but also understand the dynamic of  performance and the craft of songwriting.  Most independent artists start out…

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