by Steve Gordon, entertainment lawyer
and author of The Future of The Music Business

MONTCLAIR, N.J. – Steve Gordon is an entertainment attorney specializing in music, television, film and video, and has assisted countless artists to navigate the legal aspects of the music business. His new book, The 11 Contracts, is an in-depth guide that will help any songwriter or producer understand binding agreements and help them negotiate favorable deals.

This no-nonsense book follows a refreshingly simple format: Gordon presents a sample agreement and then breaks down the nuances of both the legal and business sides of the arrangement.

Subjects covered include:

  • Management Agreements
  • Production Company and New Artist
  • Indie Label Deals
  • Sync Licenses
  • Producer Agreements
  • Music Publishing Deals
  • Composer Agreements
  • Live Performance Contracts
  • Music Video Production Contracts
  • Band Agreements & Business Actions Artists Can Take Without an Attorney
  • Investment Agreements

This book is for musicians, songwriters, content producers, bands and managers to better understand the most common, and important documents in the game.

Online access to the following videos is included with the purchase of The 11 Contracts:

  • Steve Gordon on music clearances and licensing
  • Steve Gordon and attorney Bob Celestin analyzing management, artist, publishing and producer agreements, and the art of hiring a music attorney

Future videos will feature Mark Offenbach of Redlight Management and Austin Rice of Atlantic Records speaking about the role of artist management and record companies in the music business today.

About the Author:

Steve Gordon is an entertainment attorney with over 20 years of experience. He served as an attorney at a law firm representing Atlantic and Elektra Records, as in-house counsel for a Hollywood movie studio, and has been Director of Business Affairs for Sony Music for more than 10 years. As an educator, Gordon is the recipient of two Fulbright Scholarships and has taught courses on music law and business at Tel Aviv University in Israel and Bocconi University in Milan, Italy.

Available at BackwingStore.com 

Format: Hardcover Media Online
Page Count: 220
Dimensions: 7.5 X 9.25 inches
ISBN: 9781495076701

Hal Leonard Books is an imprint of Hal Leonard Corporation
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Source:  Press Release

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