E5: Get Your Business Affairs Together & Fair Compensation w/ Donald S. Passman
Today's episode delves into every musician's favorite topic (hint: sarcasm) - business affairs. Business affairs is also known as the legalities and rights around the music you're creating, and is not limited to master recording ownership and songwriting splits.
Host Emily White digs in to ensure you're collecting all revenue that's owed to you for your songwriting and music publishing. She also shares best practices on how to handle songwriting splits if you are collaborating with others on writing your music, as well as how to compensate producers, remixers, arrangers and more. In addition, Emily covers putting together a band or group agreement if you aren't a solo artist.
All of this precedes Emily's exclusive interview with attorney Donald S. Passman, author of the iconic All You Need to Know About the Music Business, who has also represented artists such as Taylor Swift, Stevie Wonder, Adele, Kanye West, and more.
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Creator, Executive Producer, Producer, & Host: Emily White
Engineer: Nathan Cain
Music: Matthew Wang
Sponsorship: Michael James
Graphics: Neelu Mohaghegh
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