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My son is a rapper and is meeting with a potential investor

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My son is a rapper and is meeting with a potential investor that wants rights to publishing. Is there a standard agreement/return on investment in music careers?
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Entertainment
Expert:  N Cal Atty replied 5 years ago.
What State is this in?
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
California and Michigan
Expert:  N Cal Atty replied 5 years ago.
There is no "standard deal". California regulates artists managers, see
http://library.findlaw.com/2000/Dec/1/131199.html

I urge you to get a copy of This Business of Music, see
http://search.barnesandnoble.com/This-Business-of-Music-10th-Edition/M-William-Krasilovsky/e/9780823077236

Making It With Music: Kenny Rogers' Guide to the Music Business, see
http://www.amazon.com/Making-Music-Kenny-Rogers-Business/dp/006465091X
advises artists to NEVER give up their publishing rights.

I hope this information is helpful.