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Author Stim, Richard.
Title Music law : how to run your band's business / Richard Stim.
Published Berkeley, CA : Nolo, 2012.
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 Floor3  KF390.E57 S87 2012    DUE 05-12-17
Edition 7th ed.
Description 551 p. ; 23 cm.
Note Includes index.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents 1. Yes, your band is a business! : Taking on the music industry ; Your band is a business ; Apathy is not the answer ; Common band issues ; Written agreements: your first line of defense ; What's new in this edition -- 2. Band partnerships and beyond : Who needs a band partnership agreement? ; Using a BPA to avoid getting screwed ; Abbreviated band partnership agreement ; Full-length band partnership agreement ; What's the right business entity for your band? ; Converting from a partnership to an LLC -- 3. Management : What is a manager? ; Avoiding common management problems ; Abbreviated management agreement ; Full-length management agreement ; Variations on management arrangements -- 4. Attorneys : Entertainment attorneys ; Locating, hiring, and firing an attorney ; How to avoid getting screwed by your attorney ; Having an attorney shop your music ; Label-shopping agreement -- 5. Band equipment : Equipment ownership ; Buying band equipment ; Insurance, maintenance, and inventory of your equipment ; Preventing and dealing with theft -- 6. Performance and touring : Getting gigs and getting paid ; Performance agreement ; Touring ; Sample tour budget -- 7. Copyright and song ownership : Copyright basics ; Coauthorship and co-ownership of songs ; Copyright infringement ; How to avoid getting screwed in conflicts over songs ; Copyright registration ; Preparing a copyright application for a song -- 8. Publishing your band's music : How to form your own music publishing company -- 9. Band names : Trademark basics for bands ; Researching band names ; Dealing with trademark disputes ; Registering your band name with the government --
10. Artwork : Legal issues with artwork ; Information to include in your artwork ; Getting the artwork done ; Abbreviated artwork agreement ; Full-length artwork agreement ; Model release agreement -- 11. Recording : Legal issues in the recording studio ; Musician release agreement ; License for use of sampled music from record company ; License for use of sampled music from music publisher ; Budgeting for recording ; Sample recording budget ; Choosing a recording studio ; The sound recording copyright -- Duplication : Paying the right to duplicate songs ; Notice of intention to obtain compulsory license ; Mechanical license and authorization for first-time recording of song ; How many CD copies should your band order? ; How to avoid getting screwed during the duplication process -- 13. Selling your music : Selling your music online ; Distributing physical CDs -- 14. Independent record agreements : Record agreements: key elements ; Independent record and license agreements ; Reviewing royalty statements -- 15. Taking your band online : Alternatives to developing your own website ; Developing your band's website ; Securing your domain name ; Getting permission to use content ; Downloads and streaming audio -- 16. Licensing your band's music for film, TV, and advertising : What is music licensing? ; Simple master/sync license ; Sync license ; Master use license -- 17. Keeping track of your band's money : Tracking band finances ; What is cash flow and why is it essential? ; Using a credit card to finance your band ; Categorize sources of band income -- 18. Taxes : Taxing situations: understanding your band's tax responsibilities ; Income taxes: different rules for different businesses ; Tax deductions: secrets for saving on taxes ; Payroll taxes: when your band hires employees ; How to get a Federal Tax ID Number (FEIN) for your partnership -- Appendix. Using the interactive forms : Editing RFTs ; List of forms.
Subject Band musicians -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- United States -- Popular works.
Performing arts -- Law and legislation -- United States -- Popular works.
ISBN 141331743X (pbk.)
9781413317435 (pbk.)
9781413317442 (epub ebook)
1413317448 (epub ebook)
OCLC number 775415913