The Music Business-A Legal Perspective: Music and Live Performances

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Muller's work is designed to provide a comprehensive introduction to the major agreements prevalent in the recording and music entertainment industry today. Muller begins with the basics of the personal management and agency agreement and then examines the types of agreements a successful musician/group would encounter: recording and performance rights, film, commercials, tours, and personal appearances. Examples of the agreement forms currently being used are provided in an appendix. The book concludes with a bibliography and general subject index.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780899307022
  • Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 9/21/1993
  • Series: Music and Live Performances Series
  • Pages: 376
  • Product dimensions: 6.37 (w) x 9.55 (h) x 1.25 (d)

Meet the Author

PETER MULLER is an attorney-at-law with extensive experience in the entertainment business.

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Table of Contents

1 The Personal Management Agreement 1
2 The Agency Agreement 16
3 The Songwriter/Publisher Agreement 27
4 The Co-Publishing Agreement 53
5 The Administration Agreement 67
6 The Recording Agreement 78
7 The Artist/Producer Agreement 102
8 The Artist Side Letter Agreement between the Artist and the Producer 117
9 The Performing Rights Society Agreement 127
10 The Mechanical License Agreement 137
11 The Licensing Agreement 148
12 The Print Rights Agreement 169
13 The Film Producer/Composer Agreement 180
14 The Synchronization License 200
15 The Foreign License Agreement 217
16 The Tour Merchandising Agreement 233
17 The Artist Agreement for Commercials, Advertising, and Personal Appearances 257
18 The Lounge Act Agreement 273
19 The License Agreement for Mass Market Distribution of Artist's Recordings 284
20 The Tour Sponsorship Agreement 298
21 Copyright 319
Appendixes 321
Bibliography 350
Index 353
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