Written by attorney Zachary Scott Gainous

What is the difference between record deals and music publishing deals?

As an entertainment and music lawyer, I'm commonly asked by songwriters, music artists, and bands about the misconceptions or differences between music publishing deals and record label agreements. In this AVVO guide, I will address the common misunderstandings and differences between the two.

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Now you have a basic understanding of the differences between record deals and music publishing deals. Of course, every deal or contract is negotiable, can be slightly different, and full of complex details and terms. You should always seek out the advice and representation of a qualified entertainment or music attorney in order to adequately look out for your best interests in any music publishing or record deal you may be offered. If you want any additional information or need assistance or advice with a publishing or label deal, The Fruitful Firm anytime.

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