Legals & Deals: The Basics of The Music Industry
with Judge Jules
- Course Trailer
- Sample Lesson Free
- A little about me
- About Tileyard
- Terms of Artist Management Contracts
- Collection societies and letter of direction
- Commission structure
- Cross platform-multimedia aspects
- Key man provisions
- A manager's obligations
- Post term commission
- Should a manager be involved in all aspects of an artist's income?
- Should a manager manage more than one artist?
- About Artist Managers
- How a manager makes their money
- How to find a manager
- Should the artist take legal advice?
- The purpose of a management contract
- What makes a good manager
- When a management contract should be issued
- When does an artist need a manager?
- Terms of a Record Deal Contract
- Accounting payments and auditing
- Ancillary shares
- Artist approvals
- Artist promotional obligations
- Assignment or licence - what's the difference?
- Interplay with publishing
- Release commitment
- Rights in the artist's name and brand
- Royalty types
- Territory of agreement
- Warranties and indemnities
- About Record Deals
- Exclusive or non-exclusive deals
- The need for legal advice
- Types of deal
- The difference between a good and mediocre label
- Which label to choose
- Why have a record deal?
- Questions from Tilyeard Students
- What are the most important areas of a contract for a new artist?
- Is it normal that a music lawyer would meet me and listen to my case before charging me?
- If a label, publisher or manager approaches me to sign a contract but I dont have the funds to pay for a lawyer, who should pay the legal fees?
- Are 360 degree deals good value for an artist?
- Am I still protected when it comes to copyright in the NFT or the crypto world?
- Should I be wary of a publishing deal?
- What protection exists for artists releasing their own music that don't have access to a lawyer?
Lesson plan (1h 6m)
Jules O’Riordan a.k.a Judge Jules is a practising solicitor by day and a global DJ by night.
In this course, he breaks down the legals of the music industry for anyone who wants to work in this highly competitive area, giving you the best chance of success.
Produced by Tileyard Education, a university entirely focused on music, it has been designed for anyone who wishes to have a career in the industry.
Topics covered in this course included:
- Record deals
- Music publishing
- Branding and distribution
You will learn:
- What to look for in a management, publishing or distribution deal
- The key terms to be aware of in contracts
- Accounting, royalties, commission and everything money-related
And much more!
To succeed in the music business, it is crucial that you have an understanding of how all these things work, especially if you create your own music.
Whether you’re an artist or you want to work behind the scenes in the music industry, don’t miss this opportunity to learn from someone who has experienced both sides.