Band Management and Promotions/fees

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Question
Kat,
Can you tell me what would be the accepted financial arrangement between an songwriter and an artist, if the artist was using other authors songs?  If, financial gain happened, what percentage should each one receive as a general starting figure?
thank you.

Answer
Hi Leah,

Unfortunately, I can't answer the question without more details. Whether the song will be self-published or if a publisher will be used, whether there is a label involved, etc, weighs heavily on the answer.  The best article I've seen about music royalties is on How Stuff Works. Google that and add Music Royalties to the search. That should get you started. I hope it helps!

Good luck,
Kat

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Expertise

I can answer questions about booking, fees, contracts, management, promotions, media, copyright, publishing, and any basics about a musician's life. I can't answer legal questions, other than copyright and publishing. Don't fret if you feel like it's a "dumb" question. All bands run across the same issues, big and small, and I'm more than happy to give you my advice. Whether or not you take it is up to you!

Experience

I was the owner of a small management firm where I represented bands in Charlotte, ranging from EBM to jazz. I was a manager and booking agent.

Organizations
None.

Publications
None.

Education/Credentials
I have a BS in Recording Industry Business Management, which taught me all of the skills I listed above.

Awards and Honors
None.

Past/Present Clients
Groove 8, Angels on Acid. I also did consultation work for Hot House Hefftones and The Body Bags.

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