So You Want to be a Rock and Roll Star? Record Label Contracts

Everybody keeps telling you that in order to “make it” you have to get a record contract but what exactly is a record contract? In Indie 2003: What’s a Record Deal All About? author Christopher Knab discusses the basics of what a record contract is while going over some of the terminology as well as the differences between an Indie and a Major label. A good place to start. Once you understand the differences between major and indie record labels you might want to consider going the indie route as author and music lawyer Dina LaPolt advocates in Musician, Sign Thyself! Hey, it’s not just about guitar strings and PA rentals!