How to review and negotiate a licensing contract

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Is signing this licensing agreement a good business decision?

Learn to confidently read and negotiate licensing agreements…and spot those sections designed to trick unsuspecting artists!

Licensing deals can be a steady, profitable revenue stream for your business.

But far too many artists don’t understand the legal fine print of licensing deals, so they:

  • Sign contracts they later regret.
  • Give away broader rights to use the designs than they intended.
  • Don’t get compensated fairly for how the designs can be used.

Many artists also don’t understand typical things that are (and aren’t) negotiable. And what to ask for when they negotiate.

But what if you had the confidence that you could read, understand, and negotiate licensing agreements? So that you only sign contracts that are fair to you and your business.

In this workshop you’ll discover how to:

  • understand common sections of a licensing agreement
  • spot common contract “tricks” that companies will try to pass off on those who don’t read the fine print
  • approach negotiating a licensing agreement, including which sections you commonly can (and can’t) negotiate

Once you finish this workshop, you’ll be able to confidently decide if signing this licensing agreement is a good business decision.

What do I have for you?

  • an ~132-minute closed-captioned video lesson breaking down the legalese of licensing agreements and which sections I commonly negotiate
  • a written transcript of the lesson, for those that prefer to read
  • to the workshop slide deck
  • a Google Doc containing 14 common and tricky sections you might see in a licensing agreement
  • a Google Doc containing a checklist you can use to evaluate if signing the licensing agreement is a good business decision

Why should you buy from me?

Everyone’s brain works differently. Some people learn by reading, others learn by listening, and others learn by doing.

This is why when you buy from me, you aren’t just getting a workshop recording.

You are getting:

  • a set of resources designed to help you, in whatever way you work best
  • a 24/7 place to leave questions when you are stuck, so I can help you get unstuck
  • access to a licensed attorney that actually *gets* how a creative business operates
  • a community to help support you as you navigate getting your legal ducks in a row

Ready to confidently read and negotiate a licensing agreement?

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