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February 03, 2006

Music Law Articles & Legal Services

I get e-mails all the time asking for my opinion about contracts and other legal matters. Unfortunately, I can't help much. I'm not an attorney and simply don't have much expertise when it comes to legal matters. Most of the time, I just shrug my shoulders and send my inquiring readers on their way and wish them luck.

Well, it's time I attempt to right that wrong (at least a little). Here are a few links to resources and services that can help you get up to speed on legal matters:

Music Law Guides by Danica Mathes
Great info from my St. Louis attorney friend. Note that each link will launch a separate PDF file.

Pre-Paid Legal Plan
Ever wished you could talk to a lawyer, but didn't because you feared the cost ... or thought you could handle the situation yourself? Read this first.

Music Law - Lawyers, Attorneys & Legal Information
A collection of articles on intellectual property, agents, publishers, and more.

Music Law FAQ from Michael McCready
Basic tips on copyright, publishing, and how to manage your band's business.

Musician's Intellectual Law & Resources Links
How to protect your compositions, sound recordings, artwork, writings, and band logos.
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posted by Bob Baker @ 11:56 AM   1 comments


At Feb 14, 2006, 12:50:00 PM, Anonymous Sol Rodriguez said...

Thanks for listing these resources. I'm definitely going to look into pre-paid legal. I have compiled a few extra legal resources for musicians that I've found useful on my blog Indie Music Adventures
including Barely Legal Radio ("Love Line" for entertainment law advice) and FindLaw's entertainment law message boards.


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