Here you will find articles on musician contracts, copyrights, licensing, taxes, and other legal aspects of the music industry.

BMI - USA Performing Rights Org. star[offsite link]
American performing rights organization that represents songwriters, composers, and music publishers in all genres of music.

Five Ways To Be A Music Teacher star
Teaching can provide good income for musicians. And many musicians find that teaching greatly improves their own skills. There are several ways to go about it, with various pros and cons. Here are some examples. See which ones work for you.

Irish Music Rights Organisation - IMRO star[offsite link]
National organisation deals with collecting Performance Royalties for members.

Make Money with Music star
Mechanical Royalties - another source of income

Music Business – Getting Paid star
Music Royalties Can Contribute a Lot to Your Income

Music Royalties star
What you have to pay to use a cover tune

Musicians - Get More Gigs star
Making a living as a musician when the economy is behind the beat.

Musicians - Reduce Your Taxes star
Whether you are just beginning to do a gig now and then, or a busy music pro making a living performing and recording, here are some helpful tips for self-employed artists. This article focuses on taxes in the USA.

Musicians And The Law - Book Review star
Being a musician is a pretty safe profession, right? Indeed, but with some gigs, you might be at higher risk of getting arrested, even if you weren’t looking for trouble, if you don’t know…

Musicians Deserve Respect, And Regular Meals star
Have you ever had a gig where you felt unappreciated and were not treated right? Do your shows ever leave you famished and run down? You are not alone! Here are some solutions. Read on!

Safety And Liability Insurance star
When you are setting up and when you are performing, it is crucial to bear in mind the safety of everyone in attendance. Do you need liability insurance? Here are some tips on preventing injuries or damage at your shows.

Teaching Music star
Teaching methods that can effectively boost your income

The Performing Rights Society star[offsite link]
Collects and distributes music performance royalties to members.

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