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The Enterprising Musician's Legal Toolkit, EPUB eBook

The Enterprising Musician's Legal Toolkit EPUB

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The Enterprising Musician's Legal Toolkit is a guide for navigating the foundational decisions to effectively launch and successfully operate a creative enterprise. Using accessible language, the book demystifies business and legal jargon and empowers entrepreneurial musicians through step-by-step instructions. Expanding upon The Enterprising Musician's Guide to Performer Contracts, David R. Williams addresses:

  • For-profit legal structures including sole proprietorships, partnerships, limited liability companies, and corporations
  • Alternative business models such as nonprofit organizations and newer, hybrid structures (B Corps, L3Cs, and Social Purpose Corporations)
  • Compliance matters
  • How to protect your interests in artistic collaborations
  • Music licensing income streams
  • Copyright basics including steps for federal registration

The book also contains annotated samples of commonly-used music industry contracts including independent contractor agreements, non-disclosure (confidentiality) agreements, commission agreements, releases, and more.


  • Format: EPUB
  • Pages: 296 pages
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Music
  • ISBN: 9781538135099

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