I received an offer from a record label and they are asking for a fee before we continue is this normal?
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it's a common and normal scam, if scams can be referred to as "normal."
No legit record label charges money to any artist they want to enter into a contract with. They have one-sided deals, but they don't ask for money upfront.
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This is known as an advance payment scam.
The above is general legal and business analysis. It is not "legal advice" but analysis, and different lawyers may analyse this matter differently, especially if there are additional facts...
No attorney will/should comment on an offer without reading the associated documents.
General rule: if it sounds too good to be true....it is.
Easy enough for you to find a SC entertainment law attorney.
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