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14/09/2016

The Lawful Truth: Producer Agreements – Part 1

It’s no secret that many artists wouldn’t be the household names they are today without the work of some great music ...

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20/07/2016

The Lawful Truth: Compilation Agreements

Rather than working through a record label, an increasing number of bands and artists these days pay for and consequently ...

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04/05/2016

The Lawful Truth: Payment Provisions

It doesn’t matter how great a recording or publishing deal you think you might have been offered, getting paid is undoubtedly ...

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17/12/2015

Building Blocks: Status in the Scene Part 2

In my last Building Blocks article I charted the path that it took for a breakout band to establish itself in a local scene. ...

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15/12/2015

The Lawful Truth: Contract Basics

In the last couple of Lawful Truth columns we went through the Top 10 legal tips for surviving in the NZ music industry. ...

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11/11/2015

Tutors’ Tutorial: Choosing New Headphones

It’'s late at night, you need to finish a mix and get it uploaded but you can’'t risk waking the flatties again… so you ...

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21/10/2015

Building Blocks: Status in the Scene Part 1

Breakout bands. Every town where live music is regularly performed has some kind of scene: an ongoing series of performances ...

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24/04/2015

Guitar Cool: How Dynamic Is Your Playing?

One of the things that noticeably separates professional players from amateur ones is the use of dynamics. Dynamics normally ...

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11/03/2014

Building Blocks: Naming Your Band – Part Two

Last issue, you and your bandmates read my column about deciding on band names. You pondered using a single word to name ...

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