Music Law: How to Run Your Band’s Business


Music Law: How to Run Your Band’s Business

568 pages 9th edition

1.1″ H x 8.9″ L x 7.0″ W (1.8 lbs)
ISBN: 1413325602   EAN: 9781413325607

How to make your band a huge business success Whether you’re recording an album, budgeting a tour, or insuring your vintage guitar, you need solid information to make the right legal and business choices. Music Law is the all-in-one guide you need. Written by musician and lawyer Rich Stim, it explains everything you need to:

  • write a partnership agreement
  • buy, insure, and maintain equipment
  • use samples and do covers
  • register your band’s name
  • sell and license your music
  • get royalties for streaming and downloads
  • deal with taxes and deductions
  • find the right manager and write a fair contract
  • get gigs and get paid
  • protect your copyright legally
  • deal with legal issues in the recording studio, and
  • understand record contracts.

This is quite simply the best business and legal guide for bands ever written. Completely updated to provide the latest in the law and current business practices, it covers music licensing and trends affecting the digital-music scene.


Music Law: How to Run Your Band’s Business

Table of Contents:

1. Yes, Your Band Is a Business! 2. Band Partnerships and Beyond 3. Management 4. Attorneys 5. Band Equipment 6. Performance and Touring 7. Copyright and Song Ownership 8. Publishing Your Band’s Music 9. Band Names 10. Album Artwork 11. Recording 12. Duplication: Manufacturing Your Recordings 13. Selling Your Music 14. Independent Record Agreements 15. Taking Your Band Online 16. Taxes 17. Help Beyond the Book Appendix: How to Use the Forms Index

Also see:
Legal Forms for Running a Small Business
Guide to Small Claims Court
Represent Yourself in Court


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