In order for an artist to give an informed consent to a pitch to lend your name to an NFT platform or promotion, or if an NFT promoter tries to sell artists on their NFT collection program, there are some issues that must be addressed satisfactorily.
[From 20 Questions for New Artists by Chris Castle and Amy Mitchell] An independent artist is practically required to sign up with an aggregator in order to have your works serviced to many online outlets–some aggregators service hundreds of different retailers. (So one example of a pre-existing contract under Question #10 may be a band […]
The government freezes songwriter royalty rates because they are allowed to get away with it.
Pre-existing Contracts: Ask your band mates for copies of any music industry contracts the band, or any of you, have previously signed before you formed or joined the band. Whether it be a credit card, management agreement, publishing deal, previous band agreement or a production agreement, it is important to understand the band’s current rights […]
In this 20 Questions Sidebar, we look at the harsh reality of ever-declining streaming royalties.
In the continuing 20 Questions for New Artists series, Chris Castle and Amy Mitchell cover the importance of insurance and other topics.
Part 2 in the 20 Questions for New Artists Series–Affiliating with Performing Rights Societies