Podcast Dilemma: Who Owns What Rights?

Smart Insights estimates that there are 3.196 billion social media users. How are you protecting the content you create? What are you agreeing to in your contracts? What if you don’t have a contract? Then what?

Really, this conversation should occur before the podcast recording ever takes place. There should be an opportunity for both parties to be able to use the material in a manner that benefits all involved. Of course, as an attorney, I will always recommend to my clients at a minimum that 1) the agreements are incorporated in writing, 2) the agreements cover who owns what rights, and 3) the agreements discuss specifically what those rights include in terms of distribution…because, hey, that’s really what this is all about. The podcast is being made as content to be distributed to your tribe and to those who you would like to become a part of your tribe.

But in the event you don’t have an agreement in place at the start, it doesn’t mean that all is always lost. You can usually sit down together and have a discussion after the fact.