Legal Aspects of the Music Industry: An Insider's View

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Billboard Books, 1999 - Law - 494 pages
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This comprehensive reference features in-depth discussions of every important music industry contract, all enlivened by personal anecdotes from the author's wide-ranging experiences. Updated to reflect the rapid pace of change in the music industry, this new edition includes a focus on group agreements, live performances, free music on the Internet, the effect of the Millennium Copyright Act, ancillary rights, and the independent record label. Other key issues covered include the artists' rebellion against record company contracts, litigation by superstars and songwriters against record labels, and the industry-wide downturn in record sales.


- "I wish this book had been available when I was starting out."--Sam Moore, R&B artist, Rock and Roll Hall of Famer
- For amateur and professional musicians; attorneys, universities and music schools, and libraries
- Contains over 300 examples of contract provisions

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Contents

Sales Merchandising and Distribution
5
Term of the Agreement
11
Exercise of Oprions
17
The Recording Commitment
25
Suspension and Termination
31
Force Majeure
39
Royalty Acceleration
47
Freebies
54
Royalties
208
Injunctive Relief
216
CHAPTER 7
227
Video Royalties
234
CHAPTER 8
240
The Songwriting Commitment
247
Songwriters Share of Mechanical
257
Synchronization Licenses
263

Foreign Sales
60
Compact Discs
66
Budget and MidLine Records
73
CrossCollateralization
79
Recording Costs
85
MPTF and Special Payments Funds
94
Audits
100
Joint Recording
106
Release of Recordings
112
Sampling
121
Warranties and Representations
129
Key Man Clause
137
Name
143
Merchandising
151
Notice Provisions
158
Ownership of Musical Compositions
165
Inducement
175
Term of the Agreement
184
Record One
190
Purchase Price
196
Transfer of Copyright
202
CoWriters
269
Equitable Relief
276
Territory
282
Administration
285
Duties of the Administrator
298
Term of the Agreement
311
CHAPTER 12
328
Exclusivity
341
CHAPTER 13
365
Distributors Obligations
378
Distribution Fees
391
Product
404
Royalties Advances and Costs
407
Payment
413
Rights on Termination
419
Manager Acting as Agent
425
Closing Thoughts
436
GLOSSARY
472
94
484
Copyright

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About the author (1999)

Richard Schulenbergwas director of business affairs for CBS Records and general counsel of the music division of Paramount Pictures. He lives in Los Angeles.


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