The Musician's Business and Legal Guide

The Musician's Business and Legal Guide

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For courses in Overview of the Music Industry, Copyright and Publishing, Recording and Merchandising: Major and Independent Levels, Performing and Marketing Your Music, and Managers and Agents.Definitive in scope and written specifically for musicians and songwriters by top professionals currently working in the industry, this text 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.
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  • Paperback | 489 pages
  • 124.46 x 269.24 x 30.48mm | 1,315.41g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • 3rd edition
  • 0130316814
  • 9780130316813

Table of contents

Introduction, Stephen L. Raucher, Esq., Chair, Beverly Hills Bar Association Committee for the Arts I. GETTING STARTED: MUSIC AS A BUSINESS. Group Breakups, Peter Paterno. Entertainment Group Names,Stephen Bigger. Business Entities, Edward (Ned) R. Hearn. How to Set Up a Money Deal, Edward (Ned) R. Hearn. Music Attorneys, Mark Halloran. Mediation for Musicians, Madeleine Seltzer. II. PROTECTING YOUR COMPOSITIONS. Copyrights: The Law and You, Mark Halloran. Copyright Infringement, Robert Dudnik. Sampling, Gregory T. Victoroff. Collaborator/Songwriter Agreements, Mark Halloran and Edward (Ned) R. Hearn. Digital Downloads and Streaming: Copyright and Distribution Issues, Edward (Ned) R. Hearn. International Copyright, E. Scott Johnson. III. MUSIC PUBLISHING. Performing Rights Organizations: An Overview, Mark Halloran. Music Publishing, Neville L. Johnson. Analysis of a Single-Song Agreement, Neville L. Johnson. Analysis of an Exclusive Term Songwriter Agreement, Evanne L. Levin. Music Licensing for Television and Film: A Perspective for Songwriters, Ronald H. Gertz. Pop Music for Soundtracks, Mark Halloran and Thomas A. White. IV. PERFORMING AND MARKETING. Club Contracts, Edward (Ned) R. Hearn. The Internet and Music, Neville L. Johnson. Getting Started as an Internet Artist, Peter Spellman. Music Unions, James A. Sedivy and Gregory T. Victoroff. V. MANAGERS AND AGENTS. What a Manager Does, Alfred Schlesinger. Analysis of a Personal Management Agreement, Neville L. Johnson. Talent Agencies, Steven H. Gardner and Brad Gelfond. Business Managers, Margaret Robley. VI. RECORDING. Practical Aspects of Securing Major Label Agreements, Neville L. Johnson. Analysis of a Recording Contract, Lawrence J. Blake, Esq. And Daniel K. Stuart, Esq. How to Read and Evaluate Artist Royalty Statements, John R. Phillips. Royalty Statements: Audits and Lawsuits, Stephen Ames Brown. Analysis of a Record Producer Agreement, Linda A. Newmark. Recording and Distribution Contracts with Independent Labels, Edward (Ned) R. Hearn. Contracts and Relationships between Independent and Major Labels, Bartley F. Day and Christopher Knab. Resources. Contributors. Index. About Jerome Headlands Press.
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