Do We Need A Band Agreement?
This week, we take on the topic of band agreements, suggested by listener Eric Peterson, who also happens to be Mike’s neighbor!
Eric writes: “I've been listening to managemental since the first episode and love it. Mike is my neighbor and I've been a metal/ music business enthusiast since I was a young kid. Really enjoying the insight between you and Mike.
I have a quick topic for you guys. Seems like the hot topic these days in the metal world is the drama going on with Ghost. Your guy's take on that I think would be really interesting…”
Do We Need a Band Contract?
Bands don't like discussing contracts, period, and of all the contracts they like to avoid considering, artist contracts top the list. It can be uncomfortable considering band member contracts because discussing contracts can feel like acknowledging a certain level of distrust. Usually, your band members are also your close friends - in many cases, they're like family to you - and you would like to think that your personal relationship means that no one in the band would take advantage of anyone else.
Beyond the current situation being hashed out in Swedish courts with Ghost, consider these reasons a band member contract may be exactly what your band needs:
Find the answers and details in this episode.
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