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02/07/2018

Legal Bandwidth: Adding Up A Manager

Successful music artists will tell you that the management team you choose will make or break you in this business. Your ...

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12/12/2016

Avalanche City Wins Case Against Former Manager Matt Coleman (LTPS)

The Spinoff just published an interesting article by Hayden Donnell about the court case between Avalanche City and their ...

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16/11/2016

The Lawful Truth: Producer Agreements – Part 2

In the last Lawful Truth column we started a discussion of Producer Agreements by considering some of the vital secondary ...

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21/10/2016

Ruling Against Darren Watson’s Planet Key Upheld

Radio NZ reports that blues man Darren Watson, who wrote parody song Planet Key, feels vindicated by the Court of Appeal's ...

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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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13/03/2016

The Lawful Truth: Recording Release Agreements

Recording Release Agreements are incredibly important documents as they clarify just what rights all the parties involved ...

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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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26/08/2014

The Lawful Truth: Publishing Agreements – Part 1

In this Lawful Truth column and the next issue of NZ Musician, we’re going to be discussing the last of the major types ...

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