Get a Record Deal the Right Way
While making music is an art, the making money by making music is a business. Everyone involved in the industry
from musicians to club owners to record labels are trying to get a cut of the profits from the sales of a song.
Therefore, if you are merely talented but not business savvy, you could get a record deal the wrong way.
To get a record deal the right way means that not only is your music recorded and produced by a reputable company,
but you still maintain the intellectual property rights to your work after the album has been produced. Never cut
an album without first signing a contract. Never sign a contract for a record deal without first consulting with an
entertainment lawyer. Always keep a copy of your work in a stamped and sealed postal envelope that you mailed to
yourself; this establishes that the contents therein have been yours since the stamped date.
As long as you are protecting the integrity of your work and ensuring that you will get a future cut of the
profits, you are getting a record deal the right way. Any other way can harm your ability to create more great
music in the future.