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Legal Aspects of the Music Industry: An Insider's View of the Legal and Practival Aspects of the Music Business, Updated & Expanded Editionby Richard Schulenberg
Synopses & Reviews
This comprehensive reference features in-depth discussions of every important music industry contract, all enlivened by personal anecdotes from the author's wide-ranging experiences. Updated to reflect the rapid pace of change in the music industry, this new edition includes a focus on group agreements, live performances, free music on the Internet, the effect of the Millennium Copyright Act, ancillary rights, and the independent record label. Other key issues covered include the artists' rebellion against record company contracts, litigation by superstars and songwriters against record labels, and the industry-wide downturn in record sales.
• "I wish this book had been available when I was starting out."Sam Moore, R&B artist, Rock and Roll Hall of Famer
• For amateur and professional musicians; attorneys, universities and music schools, and libraries
• Contains over 300 examples of contract provisions
Book News Annotation:
Using a jargon-free style, this guide for musicians and other industry professionals explains legal issues intrinsic to the music business. Entertainment lawyer Schulenberg (formerly of Paramount Pictures Music Division) addresses a wide range of topics, including artist recording agreements, songwriter compensation, video rights, personal managers, merchandising, and copyright. Over 300 extracts from actual contracts are listed alphabetically by topic. The second edition also features a new chapter on digital transmission.
Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
A bestselling classic updated to meet the changes in this volatile industry.
About the Author
Richard Schulenberg was director of business affairs for CBS Records and general counsel of the music division of Paramount Pictures. He lives in Los Angeles.
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