Representing Music Industry Professionals, Companies And Stakeholders
Stories about musicians getting taken advantage of by their managers or lured into unfavorable record deals are as old as the music industry itself. The pages of Billboard are littered with stories of fortunes lost due to bad deals. Performers and content creators are rarely suited to negotiate their own contracts. Even established artists who have been in the industry for many years sometimes fall prey to unscrupulous industry practices. As the infamous Hunter S. Thompson quote goes: “The music business is a cruel and shallow money trench, a long plastic hallway where thieves and pimps run free, and good men die like dogs. There’s also a negative side.”
Sally Koenig has helped thousands of performers and content creators get fair contracts and control of their intellectual property. She represents individuals and businesses in a variety of practice areas including:
- Record deals
- Publishing and Administration
- Master Use and Synchronization Licensing
- Copyright and trademark protection
- Performance agreements and Work For Hire in touring
- Marketing and sponsorships
- Band Member Agreements
- Rights clearances
- Drafting contracts
- Contract review, negotiations and modifications
Ms. Koenig acts as an advisor to review contracts and other legal needs.
Copyrights, Royalties And Contract Negotiations
Sometimes, the only difference between a starving artist and a successful performer is a bad contract. Sally Koenig puts a special focus on drafting and negotiating contracts for Songwriters, Artists, Producers, Managers and Labels that meet their individual needs. While it is certainly true that not every contract is unfair, it stands to reason that the music industry sets up contracts that favor the music industry. Before you sign anything, you need to have an experienced attorney review your agreement. Ms. Koenig can help make ensure that to the extent possible you maintain control of your rights and get a full and fair consideration for their license or transfer.
Contact Music Law Attorney Sally Koenig
For representation on contract negotiations, publishing rights or any other music industry-related legal needs, contact attorney Sally Koenig to set up an initial consultation. Call 310-984-1225 or fill out our online contact form.