BE 0005: How to Protect Yourself and Get Paid as an Artist and Music Producer

In this episode of the Black Excellence Podcast, entertainment lawyer Bernie Lawrence-Watkins drops a lot of gems about what it takes to be successful in today’s music industry. She is the legal brass behind the viral hit Watch Me Whip, lawyer for artist 21 Savage.

In this episode we talk about:

  • Difference in contracts between music projects and feature films

  • The impact of Youtube on the music industry

  • How to use streaming in your marketing strategy

  • How to get paid as an artist, producer, or musician

  • When is the right time to hire a lawyer?

  • How to get samples cleared the right way

  • How to launch yourself online and then partnering with a label to expand your exposure

  • The importance of networking in business

  • How to launch a law firm

  • Creating a legacy for your family and passing on generational wealth

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