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Music, Money and Law: A Primer on Contracts, Rights, Royalties, and Business Management

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Music, Money, and Law is a must-read for musicians, singers, composers, producers, managers, agents, lawyers, and anyone wanting to know more about the fundamentals of music law and business. This handy reference reviews important issues such as music industry contracts, how to protect your intellectual property, self-publishing and publishing deals and how to form a band and turn it into a business.

Tara Macomber is an entertainment lawyer in private practice in San Francisco. Before becoming an attorney she spent fifteen years representing artists in managing, booking, tour managing, promotions, publicity, and production. Today, Tara counsels and represents a range of musicians, filmmakers, artists, and arts organizations in contract negotiations, intellectual property rights, business management and more. In 2005 she formed Tree of Life, a nonprofit in Berkeley, California, which provides cultural education to schools and communities through the performing arts.

CONTENTS

Introduction

PART ONE CONTRACT BASICS FOR MUSICIANS

Chapter 1. Recording Artist Agreements Major Factors of Recording Agreements Exclusive versus Non-exclusive Creative Control "Key Man" Clause Promotional Commitments Royalties and Advances Recoupable Costs Independent Record Companies Production Companies Developmental Deals

Chapter 2. Artist Management Agreements

Chapter 3. Performance Agreements

Chapter 4. Band Membership Agreements

Chapter 5. Work-for-hire Agreements

PART TWO INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS AND YOUR MUSIC

Chapter 6. Copyrights Ideas as Copyrights What are copyrights? Fair Use: The Breathing Space within the Confines of copyright Copyright Infringement Vicarious Copyright Infringement Contributory Copyright Infringement

Chapter 7. The Right of Privacy

Chapter 8. The Right of Publicity

Chapter 9. Trademarks

PART THREE PUBLISHING

Chapter 10. Types of Rights and Licenses Performance Rights Mechanical Royalty Synchronization Licenses Motion Picture Licensing Print Royalties

Chapter 11. Publishing Agreements Individual Song Agreement Exclusive Songwriter's Agreement Co-publishing Agreements Publishing Administration Foreign Sub-publishing Agreement Collection Agreement

PART FOUR MUSIC BUSINESS AND MARKETING

Chapter 12. Business Associations Sole Proprietorship Partnership Limited Liability Company Corporations

Chapter 13. Representation of Talent Personal Managers Business Managers Agents Lawyers

Chapter 14. Music Marketing Becoming a Business person and Not Just a Musician How to Create a Marketing Plan Marketing Techniques Writing a Good Press Release Press Kit Networking Website Social Media and Networking Sites Email Lists Song Streaming Merchandising

FINAL THOUGHTS

Glossary

Index

©2016, 146 pages

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9780997632705

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