Originally Posted by peachboy
I'm saying well done for turning it around and getting something marginally better than $100, and not to sell himself short in the future.
true. missunderstood that ..
But i just mentioned that to point in the direction that when you have the balls and are not totally after the job you might act on the contract to turn your initial statement around even more.. Or get better conditions for the low price you offer.
But actually its better to ask from the beginning for the right price instead appearing too difficult really..
On the other hand.. on real music releases you cant act difficult enough.
What is in the contract usually happens.. And what is not in the contract usually can go wrong.
But therfore you engage a lawyer or have a manager that is the difficult nasty asshole than and you can stay best friends with the label.
when your manager ask for tough defined terms he is a clever asshole.. when you do that as a musican yourself you are a difficult artist...
however..that was out topic.. dont applys really to this ringtone industry..
Just a little reminder that a contract is what you do write in it.
And these standard industry forms are just a suggestion.
Of cause with all whats important for the label and nothing what might be important for the artists.. That terms you have to add yourself..
I for example was always able to get rid of the unlimited time thing..
The label has to explain to me what they do plan to do with my music in 20 years..usually they cant answer that. So why such endless contracts..
Or you easily can add to a contract that all terms are only valid when the record is actually released in a specified amount of time...
When the label has problems to agree to such a term you know that you are dealing with the wrong people.
I only once did a big mistake on a management contract..
the guy died ..and i am now owned by his relatives that have no clue about the music biz..
of cause when you do a contract with a personal manager and give him participation in the publishing rights..what is usually the deal..you need to add that all terms are only valid with this specific guy.
So he cant just die away or sell you to somebody else...
So working on contracts can help a lot.
Music biz is a bitch.
End off topic...