If you are an up-and-coming recording artist, record companies and producers may start approaching you to sign with their label. While this is an exciting time, there are complications to consider. Remember, a record label is a business for profit, and you are considered the product.

There are numerous examples of world-renowned artists getting into disputes with record labels. You may not own the rights to your own music, or find that creativity is hampered by contractual obligations. Most recording artists do not have legal experience, which gives the record company the upper hand in negotiations.

Protecting your Copyrighted Music

Artistic freedom is something that most music artists wish to maintain when signing with a record label. The late artist, George Michael, was involved in a legal dispute with his record label Sony in the 1990s. Michael sued the company over control of his work, but eventually lost the case. The results of the lawsuit lead to the artist being out of work for the next five years.

Contract disputes are avoidable when the terms that you sign are compatible with your career aspirations. Never sign with a record label if you do not fully understand contractual obligations. An experienced entertainment and media lawyer can provide legal guidance to help you understand exactly what you are getting into.

Recording Artist Lawyer in Georgia

Do you need a recording artist lawyer in Georgia? M. Qader A. Baig & Associates, LLC can represent you in contract negotiations. We understand the pressures that recording artists are under when seeking opportunities with record labels. If you are concerned that record labels are attempting to exploit you, our lawyers can offer tailored advice and guidance.

Call today if you would like a consultation with an experienced recording artist lawyer. Our goal is to help ensure that your career takes off on a high note.

Posted on behalf of M. Qader A. Baig & Associates, LLC

M. Qader A. Baig & Associates, LLC
913 Commerical Street
Conyers, GA 30012
(770) 929-1665

Local News and Events

Jul 15, 2021
When vehicular homicide is charged, you need an experienced defense attorney. Vehicular homicide is a serious charge and can change your future permanently. You need an attorney who is experienced in fighting…
Read More »
Jun 01, 2021
Medical malpractice covers a broad range of actions or inactions that result in harm to those under the care of medical professionals. Although doctors, nurses and similar practitioners are only human…
Read More »
May 03, 2021
The busy roads of Georgia experience serious road accidents in the tens of thousands each year. In many cases, these collisions are the result of careless or distracted driving. However, there are also…
Read More »
Apr 05, 2021
Georgia is home to a wealth of talent from across the music, TV and movie industries. If you have something to offer to the world, it makes sense to protect your creative output. All too often, artists…
Read More »