AMG’s Shay Lawson, Esq. was recently featured as a guest blogger on the Go Forth Music Community Blog.
Checkout an excerpt from her post entitled: “Why You Need An Attorney”…
1. Nothing is Face Value
In the music industry, what is discussed is often not reflected in the written agreement that is signed. At first glance the terms may seem to be the same, but the small print of the contract may negate other portions and often tend to be entirely one-sided without providing ways to get paid to get out of the contract (among a plethora of other things). It is in your best interest to have an experienced pair of eyes look at you agreements.
2.Reassurance is Priceless
A great young attorney I know summed it up well: “If you are dealing with enough money to get angry about, you should get a contract.” Even if the people you are dealing with seem trustworthy and/or you have some kind of history with them, consider what will happen if things don’t pan out as planned...READ THE FULL POST HERE