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Four Top Legal Tips For Signing A Music Contract

A guest post by Dan Chisholm, Entertainment Lawyer at Trollope & Co. So you’re an artist about to sign a deal. It’s exciting, and no doubt the label or manager or producer on the other side are in a rush to get it done. You feel pressured to sign without properly checking it out – they seem trustworthy, it’s easier to …

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Tax: A Comprehensive How-To Guide For Musicians And Music Workers

A guest article by music/arts accountant Scott Maughan with reference to AMIN’s Tax Pack prepared by Ben Fletcher. Tax: the very word is enough to make many musicians eyes glaze over. Unfortunately, if you’re receiving an income from music (woohoo!), preparing your yearly tax return is a horrifying necessity. But we’ve got you covered. The below article by guest author Scott Maughan is a fantastic, comprehensive …

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Setting the Sample Example: Legal Tips for Sampling Success

A guest post by Dan Chisholm, Lawyer at New Zealand’s newest Entertainment Law Office, Trollope & Co. Some of the most memorable music of our time has included the clever use of samples – think The Verve’s ‘Bittersweet Symphony’, Beyonce’s ‘Crazy in Love’ and Vanilla Ice’s “Ice Ice Baby”. Musos, rappers, DJs and producers often wonder where …

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The Woodford Experience

The Woodford Folk festival is quite unlike any other festival in the world. Seriously, it’s very special (and much bigger than you think!) and I strongly encourage you to get yourself there – if you haven’t already been – for at least a day or two. At the most recent festival (2014/15), our good friends at Woodford …

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Eves The Behaviour’s Savvy Seven

Eves The Behaviour is the moniker given to the songwriting musings or “experiments” of Brisbane-based Hannah Karydas. Having supported the likes of Holy Holy, Jeremy Neale, Courtney Barnett and Sky Ferreira, Eves was named as one to watch on Triple J’s Next Crop artists list for 2014. With her debut EP on the way, Hannah took some time out to share some industry insight. 1. The …

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