Non-Disclosure Agreements: What They Are and Why They're Annoying

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I think a certain amount of

Submitted by Allan (not verified) on November 6, 2013 - 6:05am.

I think a certain amount of transparency would be great, but more than anything else In think this points to one thing: artists must be much more careful when signing contracts with major labels, and if this info is not to be provided, they should not sign. These labels are facing death and will squeeze every last cent they can out of the industry before they go. It's not up to listeners, it's solely up to the artists to know their industry and keep up with it. I don't need to know how much an artist receives when I stream their songs through pandora, or torch music, but they should, and if they don't (especially if it's a newer contract) then that's on them. This is their job, and they should do a better job of protecting themselves.

Allan, what you might be

Submitted by kevin on November 6, 2013 - 11:11am.

Allan, what you might be missing is that the behavior of the majors in this marketplace impacts what information is available to everyone else. Even artists who self-release their material or who work with even the most ethical indie labels often feel like they're left in the dark.

Great post! Been reading a

Submitted by Disclosure Agreements (not verified) on March 28, 2014 - 2:42pm.

Great post! Been reading a lot about different thoughts on these types of agreements. Thanks for the info!

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