July 27, 2009 by DJ Elroy
Great new series by my friends @ GrindEFX ~
Music Business 101 – Copyright
Words by Terry Hart~
Welcome to the first installment of GrindEFX’s introduction to some of the most important, and most confusing, concepts in the music business. These are concepts that serve as required knowledge for anyone wishing to take their music beyond the hobby level. They are also concepts that serve as a constant source of frustration and consternation to those same musicians.
Most, if not all, of this information can already be found on the internet. However, a lot of it is not targeted to musicians – it may be good information, but too complex or irrelevant to musician’s concerns. A lot of it might also provide a good explanation of the concepts but not explain the practical application of the concepts to the music business. And finally, there is plenty of bad or outdated information out there; a new musician may not be able to tell the difference between the good and the bad.
So we at GrindEFX are bringing you, the independent musician, this series that lays out the concepts in an easy to understand and relevant fashion. Standard disclaimer: I am not a lawyer, and nothing in these posts should be constituted as legal advice. It is only provided for informational purposes. If you have questions about a specific situation you are in, you should contact an entertainment lawyer.