| Originally posted by doug_hti |
As far as recoupment, typically, you just want a big advance, unless you plan on selling into the multiplatinum numbers.
Typically, this common but flawed notion is precisely why so many artists have never seen any back-end income at all.
I realize that every lawyer and manager who gets paid a percentage of the advance will tell people this but the fact is that artists can make a lot of money from a record deal when they only take a modest advance and lease their master to the label. A bit more up front ALWAYS means a LOT LESS in back.