I've recently had multiple inquiries from potential clients who signed bad deals and want to change their contract. Someone might want to change their agreement for a variety of reasons including the realization that their compensation is poor, the shared rights are unfairly split, or they want a better credit. It's important to realize that when you want to change a contract, there's nothing forcing the other party to agree to your changes. After all, you most likely signed a binding legal agreement that includes language stating that the agreement is a complete understanding of the deal and supersedes any prior contracts, conversations, or agreements.
Even though you signed a binding deal, it doesn't mean that all hope is lost. Any contract can be modified upon mutual written agreement by the parties (also known as an amendment or addendum). An “amendment” to an agreement is basically additional language that revokes some portion of the original agreement and an “addendum” adds language to the original agreement.
Now the question is, how do you get the other party to agree to making those amendments? Unfortunately, that's not something I can help you with because I don't know the details of your situation. Maybe you don't need much leverage if the person you made an agreement with is down to earth and open to change. If you can't find leverage, then you are S.O.L. or you can call my office so I can review your agreement and help you find the leverage you need to modify the agreement. What you should have done is worked with an attorney in the first place (preferably me) so you don't find yourself between a rock and a hard place. Reach out to my office anytime at (424) 202-4239, send an email to [email protected], or visit the website at pittentertainmentlaw.com to set up your free consultation.