TEM139: Why You Should Almost Always Run from Traditional Record Deals - A Conversation with Ryan Kairalla

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TEM139: Why You Should Almost Always Run from Traditional Record Deals - A Conversation with Ryan Kairalla

Entertainment lawyer Ryan Kairalla explains why it is the most exciting time in history to be a creator of anything and offers some actionable legal advice that all artists need to hear!

What You'll Learn:

  • Some of the myths about copyright law
  • Why Ryan’s best clients are the ones who ask a lot of questions (and why you can’t ever truly outsource the legal stuff)
  • What inspired him to write his book, Break the Business
  • Why signing a record deal is frequently a really bad idea
  • The evil that is a '360 Deal'
  • Why the ability to be quick and nimble in a business sense is the true advantage of being an independent artist
  • Why Ryan advocates for building your own music empire
  • LLC’s: Should you form one and why or why not?
  • How to find the right lawyer for you
  • When you should and shouldn’t form a nonprofit

Links:

Show notes for all episodes of TEM including topics discussed and links to all books and websites referenced can be found at:

http://www.andrewhitz.com/shownotes

1. Help me get to my goal of $50 per episode on Patreon (only $6 to go!) by pledging as little as $1 per episode to support the show: https://www.patreon.com/tempodcast.

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And finally, a huge thank you to Parker Mouthpieces for providing the hosting for TEM.

Produced by Andrew Hitz