A complete guide to the law and practice of the Canadian music business
A unique and practical text, Musicians and the Law in Canada
, now in its revised, enlarged and updated 4th edition, provides an overview of the law, contracts and legal issues confronting musicians in Canada.
It covers all legal situations affecting musicians including:
Musicians and the Law in Canada
- The Internet and its implications for musicians
- Copyright, administration and licensing of copyright, Creative Commons licenses
- Copyright infringement and remedies
- Contractual rights, obligations and remedies
- The status, function and role of labour organizations
- The relationship of agents and managers
- Crowd funding, government funding programs, sponsorship agreements, financing and other business-related issues
- Income tax considerations
- Trademarks, merchandising and endorsements
- Websites, social media, domain names, house concerts
- Digital royalties, downloading, streaming, ring tones, Cloud computing
- "360 deals"
, also provides: detailed discussions of the various publishing, recording, live performance, merchandising and endorsement agreements and other contracts affecting musicians; extensive checklists for negotiating and drafting specific agreements. Music contracts are analyzed, often paragraph by paragraph, with extensive commentary highlighting the legal implications of each provision. It is the premier source of information on this topic.
New in this Edition
This 4th edition is significantly and expanded to deal with the most recent amendments to the Copyright Act
of Canada. It has been expanded and significantly revised and updated. The fourth edition is a result of the transitions taking place in the music business in view of the worldwide computer/digital/Internet revolution that continues to take place.