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Employment and Contracts

Finishing our series on supporting roles, we’ll also be looking at the types of contracts used to engage the people we’ve discussed and some of the contracts artists may be asked to sign (only briefly, this is not a substitute for a specialist industry lawyer). If you don’t actually...

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Music Publishers

Music publishers exist to develop, protect and give value to music. Publishers sign song writers, not bands or artists so only the writers in your band need one. Much like record companies they will have no interest in you unless they are sure you will make them money. Publisher’s...

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Copyright

“Copyright is the means by which those who make and own creative works (e.g. music and literature) can control who makes use of their work and the circumstances in which it is used, to ensure that the integrity and value of the work is respected.” In the UK a...

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Show Me The Money

Some of you might love making music so much that you’d happily do it for free forever, and that’s great. If you’re happy with your day job and music as a hobby I’m very happy for you. It may be that you’re not so happy with the 9-5 but...

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