Negotiating a Record Deal

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Negotiating a Record Deal

Negotiating a record deal can be divided into three distinct steps: contacting, approaching, and negotiating.

Contacting and Approaching

While e-mail is quick and convenient, it is much easier to talk than to type and easier to decipher reactions through verbal contact making the phone a very efficient tool. More important, e-mail, like other written communication, deprives the recipient of nonverbal cues. When you consider that experts believe as much as 90 percent of face-to-face communication is conveyed through body language and vocal cues, relying heavily on e-mail can be a bad idea.  Without direct contact, contacts can be weak, which makes it tempting to take uncooperative positions.


This step can be broken down into smaller guidelines: 

Factors to Consider in Negotiating a Record Deal 

Should I Consult a Lawyer for Guidance in Negotiating a Record Deal?

Though you can negotiate a record deal on your own, it is advisable to seek an attorney who specializes in the art of negotiation to ensure you get the best possible record deal for your needs. 

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Last Modified: 12-11-2013 03:49 PM PST

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