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Getting the Most Out Of Your Recording Contract Negotiations

John Kellogg is an entertainment attorney, performer, and Assistant Chair of the Music Business/Management Department at Berklee College of Music. He is also a practicing lawyer, who for many years represented the R&B group The O’Jays, and who currently represents singer Gerald Levert as well as emerging artists. Kellogg also performed and recorded with the R&B/funk group Cameo before attending law school.

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John Kellogg, Professor of Music Business/Management at Berklee College of Music, describes some important points of negotiation for when you are getting ready to sign your first recording contract, points out some clauses which should be non-negotiable, and discusses some new features of contracts that, if you’re very lucky and very tenacious, you can turn to your advantage.

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October 2007
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