With more than one million people working in music in 2003, understanding personal rights and the rights of others in the music industry is imperative to financial success. Making Music Your Business provides all the legal information and practical advice that you need if you are a band member or a song writer and want to protect your art. This title is filled with useful information and helpful advice on solving disputes with band members, dealing with lawyers, managers and record companies. Written by an attorney currently working in the music industry, this book explains: * Booking performances * Choosing a band name and protecting it * Establishing legal ownership of songs * Copyrighting song lyrics * Signing contracts * Writing a band partnership agreement * Selling CDs, tapes and other recordings * Getting the most out of your agent * Working with unions. ©2005, 251 pages.