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The Musician's Business and Legal Guide (Musician's Business & Legal Guide)
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Definitive in scope and written specifically for musicians and songwriters by top professionals currently working in the industry, this book demystifies the music business and the indecipherable body of law which shapes it, and provides substantive information on actual practices--with clause-by-clause commentaries on all major contracts in the industry. Requires no background in law or business and is written in plain English, not "legalese. Includes relevant forms. Follows the typical development of a musician's career--Getting Started, Music as a Business; Protecting Your Compositions; Music Publishing; Performing and Marketing; Managers and Agents; and Recording. Features up-to-date internet-related coverage (including full chapters on Digital Distribution of Music Over the Internet: Legal Issues; International Copyright Issues; and Artist Rights). An appendix includes names; URL and mailing addresses of major industry associations and organizations; a list of the important industry publications. For musicians.
Demystifies the music business and the indecipherable body of law which shapes it
Definitive in scope and written specifically for musicians and songwriters by top professionals currently working in the industry, this book provides substantive information on actual practices--with clause-by-clause commentaries on all major contracts in the industry, featuring extensive analyses, not just forms and casual commentary. Clarifies the language, shows actual practices, and offers advice on what to watch for. Requires no background in law or business; is written in plain English, not legalese. Chapters are written by lawyers, managers, agents and business people working in the music industry in New York and Los Angeles.
An essential source for any musician confronting the business side of making music. Fully updated with information on how the Internet has impacted the protection, marketing and distribution of music.
Table of Contents
CHAPTER 1: GETTING STARTED: MUSIC AS A BUSINESS
CHAPTER 2: PROTECTING YOUR COMPOSITIONS
CHAPTER 3: MUSIC PUBLISHING
CHAPTER 4: PERFORMING AND MARKETING
CHAPTER 5: MANAGERS
CHAPTER 6: RECORDING
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