The Musician's Legal Companion

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Thomson Course Technology, 2008 - Computers - 208 pages
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Donít sign a recording contract before reading this book! The Musicianís Legal Companion, Second Edition gets to the core of the legal issues you need to know about, in clear, straightforward language. Here youíll find easy-to-comprehend explanations of the four main contracts used in the music business: recording artist, songwriter, artist management, and performance. Youíll 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, 360į agreements, distribution and marketing agreements, how radio and other media fit into an artistís 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 heís learned and takes you on a journey to a better legal understanding of the entertainment industry and your music career.

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Michael A. Aczon is a music industry studies faculty member at two colleges in California.

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