Say yes to every job, even if there is no money.
Say no when they ask to own all the publishing.
Stall when they ask you to agree to something you think is unfair because often they will cave to your terms from impatience of not getting their way fast.
If the contract says you must indemnify them for any losses incurred because of anything that you do not properly provide make sure to add a new clause stipulating they too must indemnify you if they fail to provide something they said they would but failed to.
If it’s a film and they aren’t paying you much (or anything) at least ask for your credit to be listed 2cnd or 3rd.
If they lie to your face just be cool, smile, finish the job before letting an asshole know that they are an asshole, if you even care to.
Work With Me Annie is a fabulous song. Banned for the sexual lyrics ..what a crazy footnote and there is an answer song by Etta James Roll With Me Henry. A bit interesting to watch Hank Ballard and Johnny Carson brought to us by Salem cigarettes in 1961.
Great idea to make answer songs. The one Paul McCartney wrote (Dear Friend) to John Lennon (How Do You Sleep) stands out emotionally.
Off the top of my head I would like to make an answer song for this Ween classic, from the point of view that I didn’t kill his brother, that he has it all wrong.
Buenas Tardes Amigo
I wrote to a bunch of music business supervisors tonight. I was reading an interview with a big wig and he said DON’T send me your stuff but do go to such and such website and look over these supervisors and send them your stuff. If they like you they will tell me about you.
That was good enough.
It’s interesting composing a letter when you know the person receiving it already gets a zillion emails from people crying or jumping up and down about how good they are blah blah blah. I like the puzzle and the challenge and trying at the same time to see if I can do it all and maintain my dignity.