I have already covered attorney personality and artists’ needs in choosing an attorney. Another thing to consider may be whether the attorney has similar clients to your musical genre.
One way to help an artist find an attorney is for the artist to consider an attorney that might already have clients similar in style and genre to your music. If you are a hip-hop artist, you might want to go with an attorney that has other successful hip-hop clients. If you are a metal band, try to meet with an attorney who handles work for several other successful metal bands. This is not essential, but it is a good starting point for an artist who does not currently know any attorneys and wants to do some research on who he is interested in talking to further. Also, an attorney with clients in your particular genre may also have existing relationships with important people within that “world,” which will be beneficial to your career.
Next time, I’ll talk about different attorney practice styles.
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