This is a true story of a studio attempting to do wrong to an artist, and how that artist protected himself from it. The facts are all true, only the names have been changed or left out.

I have written this so that others can learn from my experience and legal events that I had to go through to make things right.

The Booking Agreement

September 25, 2009

The idea of sending a deal memo was given to me by a very experienced freelance producer that I have worked with at several studios. Their advice has always been useful to me over the years, and this time it was no exception. The purpose of the deal memo is to just make sure that both parties understand the agreement fully before going into a booking. In some cases, it can be used to protect yourself legally, which is why you need to choose your words properly.