Making It in the Music Business: The Business and Legal Guide for Songwriters and Performers

Making It in the Music Business: The Business and Legal Guide for Songwriters and Performers

by Lee Wilson
     
 

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Using dozens of real-life examples, readers will find up-to-date information on avoiding copyright infringement, working effectively with managers and music lawyers, developing management and booking agreements, and more. This updated edition is completely revised and expanded with two brand-new chapters on the do's and don't's of starting and running a band, and how…  See more details below

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Using dozens of real-life examples, readers will find up-to-date information on avoiding copyright infringement, working effectively with managers and music lawyers, developing management and booking agreements, and more. This updated edition is completely revised and expanded with two brand-new chapters on the do's and don't's of starting and running a band, and how to make money from music. It also includes expanded material on Internet copyright issues.

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Booknews
A revised edition of a handbook in which entertainment lawyer Wilson tells songwriters and performers what they need to know to use the legal system to their advantage, protect their work from infringement, and launch a successful music career. Topics include signing a first contract, finding a booking agent, choosing a manager and music publisher, working with music lawyers, understanding partnership law for musicians, and understanding trademarks and how to protect a band's name. Includes sample forms and letters. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Career Opportunity News
It is a valuable book for anyone starting out in the music business.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781621531999
Publisher:
Skyhorse Publishing
Publication date:
01/02/2008
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
256
File size:
541 KB

Meet the Author

Lee Wilson is a Nashville writer, publisher, and intellectual-property lawyer. A graduate of Rhodes College, she has worked as a newspaper reporter, advertising copywriter and producer, and freelance writer. She is a graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Law, where she served on the board of editors for the Tennessee Law Review. In private practice in Nashville since 1984, she has served on the boards of the Sinking Creek Film Celebration, as president of the nonprofit organization that publishes the scholarly Cumberland Poetry Review, and was founding president of the Tennessee Writers Alliance. She is president of Magellan Press, Inc., the Nashville publisher of the Where the Locals Eat series of US restaurant guides and other nonfiction books. She has written several books herself, the most recent of which are The Copyright Guide, The Trademark Guide, and Making It In The Music Business: The Business and Legal Guide for Songwriters and Performers, all of which are published by Allworth Press of New York. She also periodically writes a legal affairs column for Communication Arts magazine. Her latest book, The Advertising Law Guide, was published by Allworth Press in 2000. She lives in Pleasant View, Tennessee. Lee Wilson offers a free fifteen-minute phone consultation to any Tennessee artist with a problem or question. Call her at (615) 746–4502 with questions.
 

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