Hey, I just had deja vue. That is so weird. Thanks so much for your answer. I can see it would be hard to reply to my question when you don't have all the facts. Yes, my daughter wants to be a recording artist. She worked for the last 5 months with a "production company," and now that the album is almost complete, they handed us a very aggressive and oppresive contract. We paid one entertainment attorney to look it over who told us (begged us) not to sign it. He said it was the worst he'd ever seen! He said we would regret it. Since we are new to all of this, we wanted another opinion. We didn't think the first attorney was up on the new "360 deals." The second attorney has been trying to negotiate for us on major deal points. It hasn't gone well. We just decided last week to walk away from it. They want all publishing rights with no right of reversion, no outs, no advances, and 50/50 split on everything plus a guaranteed 10% on gross for touring! My head was spinning after reading the contract (which I hear is nothing compared to a label contract.) Well, we are learning fast. I just don't understand the whole copyright, royalty, publishing thing too well, If she ever gets to a point that we are looking at another contract, I want to know what to look for that is fair and more industry standard as far as her original songs are concerned. So after paying 2 attorneys and after 5 months of hard work, we are disappointed, to say the least, that we were about to be taken advantage of because of our newness to the business. I'd love to chat with you some more, but we are broke. :) Great web site. I'm sure I'll be back sometime soon..