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Taking Care Of Business: Creating Band Agreements

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Power Station at BerkleeNYC

441 West 53rd Street

New York, NY 10019

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Power Station At Berklee NYC has partnered with NYC Attorney Barry Skidelsky, a nationally prominent lawyer who is Chair of the New York State Bar Association's Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law section (EASL), as well as a Berklee alumnus, to present an informative and entertaining series of educational programs addressing key music business and law issues called Taking Care Of Business.

Creating Band Agreements, Barry's inaugural two-hour program focuses on agreements that relate to being part of one or more bands, including a Q&A session, plus a useful checklist to take home.



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Musical partnerships often begin as labors of love, with inadequate or no consideration given up-front to relevant business and legal issues. Invariably, it becomes more expensive and difficult to address them later, such as after significant investments of time, money and equipment are contributed, or when financial and other disputes arise.

To minimize problems and to maximize chances of success at the earliest opportunity, musicians, songwriters, producers, managers, engineers and others involved should first clearly understand and discuss their respective roles, expectations, rights and obligations, among other crucial creative, business and legal matters concerning the organization and operation of musical groups.

After all, if it's not a hobby -- it is a business.

With help from a knowledgeable lawyer as part of your team, band agreements can be structured and memorialized in written contract form, which can be as simple or complex as budgets and other circumstances dictate. Having only an oral understanding is never a good idea.

Written agreements can also help articulate shared visions, avoid time-consuming and expensive disputes or other problems; and, provide many additional benefits to you and your bandmates.


Please e-mail educationbnyc@gmail.com with any inquiries


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