6. "RE: where you come from does not apply here." In response to Reply # 5
may not apply to you if your not an artist or don't do music.. i'm sure those who know the nature of the business would love to know.. or would love to learn from experience.. cause I've been in the business and through it all... would you like to talk about how you feel about your boss at work when he asks you to do things thats not in your job description?.. in fact.. it would almost be the same business..
9. "RE: Do you think criminal action should go against people who draw up ba..." In response to Reply # 0
It is the artists responsibility to himself to get it checked over by somebody who has dealt with music contracts before or some kind of lawyer who will understand and be able to decipher the language within the contract...
It's one thing to promise something and then fall back on it, it's another when it is in the contract and you sign it....
Don't be so eager to sign it, they always have THEIR best interest in mind so take note of that and be cautious and careful when signing.
Always have a few people look it over and never be afraid to question the wording and it's meaning within the contract.
I have never signed one as I have not released any of my music yet....will soon though, but I went to school for music production and took classes on just this kind of thing...
You need to watch your own back because nobody else is..
11. "RE: Do you think criminal action should go against people who draw up ba..." In response to Reply # 0
Being an attorney (well, at least I will be when I find out the results of the bar exam I just took), the answer to that is either "Yes, if..." or "No, but..." Basically, if the contract was signed/formed under certain circumstances such as duress, or fraud/false representation, then sure, you can bring certain amounts of liability against the offending party. To that end though, it won't ever be criminal liability. You could always have an action for breach of contract (which would usually amount to either expectation or reliance damages), or you could have an action to have the contract voided as not being valid under any number of reasons (such as fraud, duress, etc.)
However, the general rule is that if you sign a contract, you are more or less acknowledging that you read and agree to the terms. That's why you get a lawyer.
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