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What happens during a bidding war?

Discussion in 'Band Management [BG]' started by rabid_granny, Jan 21, 2003.


  1. Other than negotiating the artist's cut of the profits (10 points?), what else is negotiated during a bidding war? Beyond the usual A&R flunky, does anyone know who is really calling the shots during a bidding war?

    I was thinking of the Smashing Pumpkins (pre-Siamese Dream) and I couldn't think of an answer.
     
  2. I'm answering this because I'm a HUGE Smashing Pumpkins (& Zwan) fan. I think that the band's manager is really calling the shots. I mean he would probably go through all of the deals thrown at him with a music lawyer and decide on which deal benefits the band the most. That's just my humble guess though.
    Rock On,
    Mike
    www.Soulshadow.com
     
  3. Christopher

    Christopher

    Apr 28, 2000
    New York, NY
    The advance; the choice of producer; the recording studio; the all-in; the royalties; the packaging fees; the reserve; the rights to the masters; the best efforts clause; the length and number of album cycles; the indemnities; foreign rights; tour support; and your mother.

    Lawyers call the shots.