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    Music Law How to Run Your Band's Business

    ISBN-10: 141331743X
    ISBN-13: 9781413317435
    Author(s): Rich Stim
    Description: The No. 1 bestselling business book for bands!If you belong to a band and love the art of your job, but sing the blues when it comes to the business side, you needMusic Law.Composed by musician and lawyer Richard Stim, the book explains how to:.  More...
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    Edition: 7th
    Publisher: NOLO
    Binding: Paperback
    Pages: 421
    Size: 7.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.25" tall
    Weight: 2.222
    Language: English

    The No. 1 bestselling business book for bands!If you belong to a band and love the art of your job, but sing the blues when it comes to the business side, you needMusic Law.Composed by musician and lawyer Richard Stim, the book explains how to:. find the right manager. buy, insure and maintain equipment. get gigs and get paid. tour on a budget. use samples. do covers legally. protect your copyright. trademark your band’s name. choose a recording studio. sell your music. manage your website. understand record contracts. deal with taxesMusic Lawprovides all the legal information and practical advice musicians need. This edition is thoroughly updated with the latest changes in copyright and trademark law, including guidance on filling out "Form CO." Plus, find expanded information on musical collaborations between DJs and other musicians. You'll also get the most up-to-date legal forms avaliable.--This book has links to online forms

    Your Legal Companion
    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?
    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
    Management
    What Is a Manager?
    Avoiding Common Management Problems
    Abbreviated Management Agreement
    Full-Length Management Agreement
    Variations on Management Arrangements
    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
    Band Equipment B3
    Equipment Ownership
    Buying Band Equipment
    Insurance, Maintenance, and Inventory of Your Equipment
    Preventing and Dealing With Theft
    Performance and Touring
    Getting Gigs and Getting Paid
    Performance Agreement
    Touring
    Sample Tour Budget
    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
    Publishing Your Band's Music
    How Songs Earn Money
    The Music Publishing System
    Dividing Up Song Income Within the Band
    How to Form Your Own Music Publishing Company
    Band Names
    Trademark Basics for Bands
    Researching Band Names
    Dealing With Trademark Disputes
    Registering Your Band Name With the Government
    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
    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 for 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
    Selling Your Music
    Selling Your Music Online
    Distributing Physical CDs
    Independent Record Agreements
    Record Agreements: Key Elements
    Independent Record and License Agreements
    Reviewing Royalty Statements
    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
    Licensing Your Band's Music for Film, TV, and Advertising
    What is Music Licensing?
    Simple Master/Sync License
    Sync License
    Master Use License
    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
    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
    Using the Interactive Forms
    Editing RTFs
    List of Forms
    Index

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