The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #36252   Message #499025
Posted By: Rick Fielding
05-Jul-01 - 12:45 PM
Thread Name: Sign on the dotted line Kid!
Subject: Sign on the dotted line Kid!
I've been reading this thread


with great interest, and it's an oft repeated tale. Sometimes we as performers think that "our work belongs to us" no matter how unprepared (or excited) we were when presented with our first contract. Simply not so. Legal documents favour those who've done their "homework", not those who want to make the world a better place.

Take it from someone who has signed their name several times to contracts that they simply didn't read fully, GET a LAWYER....even if you think they're parasites.

There is nothing so disheartening as seeing your emotional Art discussed in corporate legal terms.....but remember, YOU gave the suits that power when you signed on the dotted line.