There must be people out there that actually enjoy contracts. I’m not one of them. I know how to read them pretty darn well. However, it’s not a joy. I’m currently going thru a contract that made me scratch my head. If I’m reading it correctly and I’d like to think that I am, it states that I’m getting penalized if the person making use of my music uses it past the term of the contract. That’s a point that will need to be changed, as I shouldn’t be getting penalized if they’re making use outside the contract, it should be them.
The contract was faxed. I’ve requested a digital copy in order to mark it up with my agent and make changes. I had it retyped but have been told we shouldn’t do that. Problem is, I want things to move forward and I’m betting they won’t mind it. Yet, I have to wait and get that straightened out. Waste of time.
Where I do like to get bogged in the words is with writing lyrics and making sure the idea what is being conveyed comes across properly. If I’m doing my job right, the song doesn’t need to be explained, it will explain itself.
If there is a song that does a better job of explaining itself than the one you’re hearing right now. I don’t know what it would be. Poison by Chuck Cannon is a real treat. All about the concept of drinking. While Chuck has a lot of years on me, I can remember the first time I had a taste of alcohol. It was with my dad and it was not something I really enjoyed, but I felt more grown up. The way Chuck describes it is very much how I think it happens for a lot of people.
It very much helps that he has the perfect voice for the delivery and that the music fits someone looking back on what it’s like to drink thru parts of life. What the hell am I doing describing all of this? Listen to the song and you’ll likely relate to it immediately.
Go have a great day!