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Making it in the Music Business: The Business and Legal Guide for Songwriters and Performers by Lee Wilson

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Chapter 1: Copyright Basics

Many songwriters believe that copyright law is simply tedious stuff that nobody except lawyers and maybe music publishers needs to know anything about. In fact, copyright so permeates the music business that a working knowledge of copyright law is essential for anyone who hopes for any sort of music career. Since copyrights are their stock-in-trade, songwriters especially need to know plenty about copyright law, both to protect their own rights and to avoid violating the rights of others. That’s why the first four chapters of this book explain copyright law and the business practices that surround the exploitation of music copyrights. Don’t think that four chapters on copyright is overkill. In fact, unless you read ...

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