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Music Copyright

  • What is music copyright?
  • How to register your copyright
  • What is a work for hire?
  • My band just recorded a demo, who owns the Copyright?
  • What is copyright infringement?

Music Publishing

  • What is publishing?
  • What areASCAP and BMI and how do I join?
  • How do I run a publishing company?
  • How do I set up a publishing company?
  • What is the law regarding sampling?

Business Aspects

  • The business of a band
  • What form of business should my band be?
  • What is a manager and how do I get one?
  • Who are my team of advisors?
  • What if someone wants to shop my tape?

Practical Aspect

  • How do I protect the name of my band?
  • What should I put on the jacket for my demo tape?
  • What should I do when I play live?
  • Some friendly words of advice

Music Contracts

  • Record contract basics
  • Music industry contracts
  • When someone refuses to pay the band

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