The Musician's Legal Companion / Edition 2

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Overview

Don't sign a recording contract before reading this book! The Musician's Legal Companion, Second Edition gets to the core of the legal issues you need to know about, in clear, straightforward language. Here you'll find easy-to-comprehend explanations of the four main contracts used in the music business: recording artist, songwriter, artist management, and performance. You'll also discover how to make the relationship with your current or future attorney more fruitful and cost-effective. This new edition includes expanded coverage of topics such as the use of independent producers, 360° agreements, distribution and marketing agreements, how radio and other media fit into an artist's career, film and television agreements, digital distribution, name and likeness agreements, merchandising agreements, and much, much more. With more than 25 years in the music business as a lawyer, educator, and writer, interacting with many musicians both personally and professionally, Michael A. Aczon shares the many lessons he's learned and takes you on a journey to a better legal understanding of the entertainment industry and your music career.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781598635072
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 3/6/2008
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 988,372
  • Product dimensions: 7.34 (w) x 9.08 (h) x 0.66 (d)

Meet the Author

Michael A. Aczon has practiced entertainment law and managed artists since 1983. Michael has written on the business of music for Guitar Player and Electronic Musician magazines. He was a contributing writer to the book The Independent Working Musician by Mary Cosola. He is a music industry studies faculty member at two colleges in California and lectures throughout the country on the entertainment industry. Michael lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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Table of Contents

PART ONE: Pre-Production Chapter 1: How To Use This Book Chapter 2: A Legal Primer PART TWO: The Four Agreements Chapter 3: Songwriting and Music Publishing Agreements Chapter 4: Recording Artist Agreements Chapter 5: Artist-Management Agreements Chapter 6: Performance Agreements PART THREE: Business as Usual Chapter 7: Business Entities Chapter 8: Other People's Money Chapter 9: Dispute Resolution PART FOUR: Side Deals Chapter 10: Declaration of Independents: A Self-Release Checklist Chapter 11: Distribution and Promotions Agreements Chapter 12: Care and Feeding of Your Entertainment Lawyer EPILOGUE: Lessons Learned GLOSSARY

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