Katy Perry's Perfect Game

By Zoe Chace

If you listen to commercial radio, this is not news:  Katy Perry had a huge year. She went No.1 five times. She was the most played artist on the radio. But the record industry is so weird, it's hard to know whether this kind of success translates into huge amounts of money.

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Legal Matters: Behind the Live Nation/Madonna Deal

A New Model for 360-Degree Deal Contract Forms

By Susan Butler

One legal complaint frequently voiced by artist lawyers over major labels' 360 deals is that the contract forms based on traditional deals make no sense. The contract between Madonna and Live Nation's Artist Nation, though, could mark a new way of drafting agreements that encompass several revenue streams.

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Degrees of Difficulty

For Lawyers, 360 Deals Raise Issues That Have No Clear Answers

By Susan Butler

Like it or not, major record companies are expected to continue drafting their artist contracts so that labels share a piece of most--if not all--of the artists' rights in all types of revenue streams.

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