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Music Law How to Run Your Band's Business

ISBN-10: 141331743X
ISBN-13: 9781413317435
Edition: 7th 2012
Authors: Rich Stim
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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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Book details

List price: $39.99
Edition: 7th
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: NOLO
Publication date: 9/17/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 421
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.2
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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