Musician's Business and Legal Guide

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  • Edition: 4th
  • Format: Nonspecific Binding
  • Copyright: 2/15/2007
  • Publisher: Routledge

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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 onactual 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 onDigital Distribution of Music Over the Internet: Legal Issues; International Copyright Issues;andArtist Rights). An appendix includes names; URL and mailing addresses of major industry associations and organizations; a list of the important industry publications.For musicians.

Table of Contents

Getting Started: Music As A Business
Protecting Your Compositions
Music Publishing
Performing And Marketing
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