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Record Contracts

From: KSLU
Series: Rock School
Length: 59:00

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What makes it possible for you to get the music you love, the money the record labels love, and the publicity that artists love? Contracts, of course! This week's Rock School is going deep into the concept of the record contract and showing you the ins and outs of all that fine print, all while playing some music from artists who have signed onto some strange and interesting contracts. Rock on! Read the full description.
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Rs_logo_small The world of music is a very volatile and shifty world. In order for there to be any semblance of order and rigidity, there needs to be contracts in place between artists and the record companies they belong to. In this week's Rock School, we'll be taking a look at how these contracts work, what privileges they allow artists, and what exactly artists have to deal with when they sign these "blood pacts." This week's Rock School is going in depth, so be sure to pay attention. Class is now in session!

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Piece Description

The world of music is a very volatile and shifty world. In order for there to be any semblance of order and rigidity, there needs to be contracts in place between artists and the record companies they belong to. In this week's Rock School, we'll be taking a look at how these contracts work, what privileges they allow artists, and what exactly artists have to deal with when they sign these "blood pacts." This week's Rock School is going in depth, so be sure to pay attention. Class is now in session!

Musical Works

Title Artist Album Label Year Length
Ice Cream Man Van Halen Van Halen. Rhino / Warner Bros. 1978 03:19
Only the Good Die Young Billy Joel The Stranger. Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab 1977 03:55
Tell Me Something Good Rufus and Chaka Khan Rags to Rufus. ABC Records 1974 03:30
So You Want to Be a Rock 'n' Roll Star The Byrds Younger Than Yesterday. Columbia 1967 02:05
Beautiful Girls Van Halen Van Halen II. Rhino / Warner Bros. 1979 03:57
R.O.C.K. in the U.S.A. John Mellencamp Scarecrow. Riva / Mercury 1986 02:55
Paint a Vulgar Picture The Smiths Strangeways, Here We Come. Rhino / Warner Bros. 1987 :00
The Entertainer Billy Joel Streetlife Serenade. Sony Music Distribution 1974 03:40

Additional Credits

Bethany West

Related Website

http://www.kslu.org/rock_school/