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Artist Contracts

Artist Contracts As an artist, getting your big break and signing a contract with a record label or art gallery can be an exciting and life-changing moment. However, before you put pen to paper, it’s important to understand the ins and outs
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Understanding the Basics of Music Licensing Agreements – A Guide for Artists

Understanding the Basics of Music Licensing Agreements - A Guide for Artists As an artist, navigating the world of music licensing agreements can be a daunting task. With so many different types of agreements and legal jargon to decipher, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed. However, understanding the basics of music licensing agreements
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Understanding Copyrights in the Music Industry

Understanding Copyrights in the Music Industry - Blog Copyrights are essential in the music industry as they protect the rights of creators and ensure that they are fairly compensated for their work. In the music industry, copyrights cover both the musical composition and the sound recording, and understanding
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Actor Agreements: Why Having a Lawyer Matters

Actor-Agreements-- Actor Agreements: Why Having a Lawyer Matters Introduction In the dynamic world of entertainment, actor agreements form the bedrock of successful collaborations between artists, producers, and industry stakeholders. However, the intricacies of these agreements, coupled with the nuances of the
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What is media law?

media law What is media law? In the last half-century, media has grown vastly, moving from print and live performances to radio, television, cinema, mobile devices, and the Internet. Intellectual property is one of the main topics of media law concern. The
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How to make money: Music Publishing

Music Publishing How to make money: Music Publishing The music industry is drastically changing due to streaming services, pirating, and overall change of music consumption. Due to this change, income and job opportunities in the music industry have diminished. As a result,
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Music Royalties

Music Royalties Music Royalties The music business is a complex and nuanced business that is made up of various roles. Making money off of songs (royalties) is not a straightforward process and does not fall into one category. For instance, there are
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What Is A Performing Rights Society (ASCAP & BMI)?

Performing Rights Society Performing Rights Society (ASCAP & BMI) Performing Rights Societies (ASCAP & BMI) collect licensing fees from television, radio, restaurants, malls, concert halls, bars, night clubs, colleges, hotels, airplanes and others and pay those fees to writers and publishers of the
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Merchandising Agreement For Motion Pictures

Merchandising Agreement For Motion Pictures Merchandising Agreement For Motion Pictures Parlaying film characters and corresponding film elements into commodities could proffer participants another financial conduit. Yet, not every motion picture is a proper conduit and not every corresponding merchandise a prudent investment. In this article,
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