I have a relative who was tricked into signing a very bad recording contract. Yes, you should always read it before signing but she was just 18 at the time. The bottom line is that she has to produce two albums. She gets 15% of the net of the second album after all expenses are paid. She has signed away her name, pseudonyms, likeness, royalties and mechanicals for LIFE. The managers take trips to Vegas and charge her account for it. She gets no receipts and no 1099. It gets worse. The record companys agents are acting as her managers. I believe that is a conflict of interest. They did not give her a complete copy of her contract. They put her on tours where the headline act tries to sexually assault her. She complained. They told her she has to get along with the headliners and go anyway. She lives in fear, especially of the managers. They yell and scream at her and abuse her psychologically. The contract is actually an agreement. I read it last night. How can she be free of this horrid document? It needs to be broken. She is captive in servitude. She has no money and no lawyer. What can she do?