Entertainment lawyer interview on the Producergrind Podcast. The producer community has been asking for this type of interview for a long time. We finally sat down with an entertainment lawyer, Karl Fowlkes, and asked him all the questions we have always wanted to ask a lawyer. We talked about music publishing, what to do if your beat gets stolen or used without permission, We asked about what to do if you get a placement with an artist and the label never pays you or credits you. We got into the pros and cons of signing a production deal with indie labels. We obviously had to get into the hot topic right now of sending out loops and how to protect yourself while sending out loops and selling loop packs. We also talk about how much you should pay for a lawyer and how to find a lawyer if you cant afford one. So many gems in this podcast. We couldn’t wait to drop this on y’all. ENJOY!
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The Entertainment Lawyer Episode
0:46 Getting Into the Music Industry
1:54 Business Issues In Music
3:51 Producers Practicing Bad Business (No Respect)
5:48 Financial Breakdown of Owning % of Master
9:42 Reason For Labels Owning Majority of Masters
10:30 Dark Side of Label Deals
13:11 Difference Between Releasing Mixtape Vs. Album
(15:55) What is the difference between royalty points and mechanical royalties? @Sammyysossaa
18:11 Role Of SoundExchange and PRO (BMI,ASCAP etc..)
21:22 What You Need To Have Set Up As a Producer!!
22:34 Music Publishing Administration (StreamCut,Tunecore, SongTrust)
23:40 Trying to Collect Revenue From Streams From Selling Beats Online
24:38 Producers Being Their Own Publishing Company
26:35 When You Know Your Business You May Loose Some
28:15 Awareness/Education Are Key In Music Business
30:24 Flexibility and Vision Are KEY!!
32:22 Producers Signing To An Artist/Label/Producer A SCAM???
39:00 We Need New Creative Approaches As Producers
45:15 If You Want To Make Money Solely Off Of Music
49:43 What To Do If Song Gets Released And No One Has Contacted You *Gem Alert*
54:34 Legal Side of Midi’s/Sampling/Loops/Reproducing
(1:02:04) What if you cant afford a lawyer? @frenchaugustine94
(1:04:47) How to protect yourself when sending out loops to other producers? @smokinaces85
1:08:47 What Is An Entertainment Lawyer? How Much Should You Be Paying?
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