INDEPENDENT INVESTMENT IN MUSIC – CHUCK ALLEN FLOYD (GORDON LAW GROUP)
Chuck Allen Floyd has been a staff songwriter, touring artist and president of an independent label. He is a frequent speaker on the subjects of publishing, royalty generation and collection, and independent music investment. Chuck is currently an attorney with the Gordon Law Group on Music Row where he specializes in the areas of Entertainment Law, Business Law and Intellectual Property.
In the past, recording artists needed major labels to successfully create and distribute high quality musical projects to the masses. Those days are gone.
Thanks largely to advances in technology, studio recording is now affordable and available, any artist can access worldwide distribution networks, and demographic-focused local and regional promotion is both possible and effective. Satellite radio has proven a successful launching pad for artists too “edgy” for top 40 terrestrial radio, and artists like Sturgill Simpson have created worldwide fanbases on shoe-string budgets.
As a result, the creation and release of music through independent investment is now not only a viable business model, it is a proven one.
In this seminar, Chuck will discuss:
• How to find your investor,
• What to expect from your investor,
• What to offer your investor,
• Common “Micro-Deal” structures, and
• How to keep your investor.