Whether you are starting a band and looking for the final member or you have been in a band since high school, you would be protecting your current and future interests in music by entering into a band agreement. Music and Entertainment law has been shaped by many famous bands suing each other as a result of conflicts that may have been avoided had the band entered into an agreement stating the band member’s rights and obligations.
When entering into a band agreement, there are many things you must consider.
- Who may use the name of the band in performances in the event that the band breaks up?
- How are royalties from songs to be shared?
- Who may play the band’s songs after the band has broken up?
These are just a few of the many factors you should consider when entering into a band agreement. A Florida entertainment lawyer will be able to assist you in drafting a music contract in the form of a band agreement. Always remember- the most important thing about a band agreement is that one exists in writing!