Music Law: How to Run Your Band's Business / Edition 8 available in Paperback
If you belong to a band and love the art of your job, but sing the blues when it comes to the business, you need Music 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 taxes
- and much more
Music Law provides all the legal information and practical advice musicians need. The 5th edition -- completely updated to provide the latest in the law -- covers music downloads and other trends affecting the digital-music scene. It also provides up-to-date legal forms on CD-ROM.
|Edition description:||Eight Edition|
|Product dimensions:||6.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.30(d)|
About the Author
Richard Stim is a lawyer and the author of several Nolo books, including Music Law, Getting Permission , Profit From Your Ideas , and Patent, Copyright & Trademark: An Intellectual Desk Reference.
Table of Contents1. Yes, Your Band Is a Business!
2. The Band Partnership Agreement
5. Band Equipment
6. Performance and Touring
7. Copyright and Song Ownership
8. Publishing Your Band's Music
9. Band Names
10. Album Artwork
12. Duplication: Manufacturing Your Recordings
13. Selling Your CDs, Records and Tapes
14. Independent Record Agreements
15. Taking Your Band Online
17. Help Beyond the Book
What People are Saying About This
"If you're serious about a career as a performing musician, you'd have to be a damn fool not to rush out and buy a copy of this book."
Jim Aikin, Keyboard
"Explains the business side of running a band from a legal perspective.... Covers downloads and other Internet issues." Reference & Research Book News
"I usually hate books written by attorneys. This one is an exception."
Moses Avalon, author of Confessions of a Record Producer