Summary

The No. 1 bestselling business book for bands! If you belong to a band and love the art of your job, but sing the blues when it comes to the business side, you need Music Law. Composed by musician and lawyer Richard Stim. Music Lawprovides all the legal information and practical advice musicians need. The 6th edition is thoroughly updated with the latest changes in copyright and trademark law, including guidance on filling out "Form CO." Plus, find expanded information on musical collaborations between DJs and other musicians. You'll also get the most up-to-date legal forms on CD-ROM.


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. The best guide available for bands today, Music Law provides all the legal information and practical advice musicians need to keep from getting burned. All legal forms and agreements included, as tearouts and on CDROM.