Interview with Music Box Artist Consulting

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A big thank you to Bonnie McGrew and the great people at Vancouver’s Music Box Artist Consulting for choosing me for their Entertainment Law feature this week. Click here for the full interview, and check out the entire Music Box site for more.

Should Musicians Buy Facebook Likes?

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Did you know: a lot of bands and musicians in the world buy likes on Facebook? And they do the same on their Twitter, Instagram, and Soundcloud? And they might do the same to boost their YouTube views? This comes as a shock to most people, or it’s something they hadn’t thought about. And for bands working away for real Likes, it … Read More

What Rights Do You Have As a Song Co-Writer?

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If you are a song co-writer, you have certain rights. But so does the other song co-writer. What rights do each of you have in the co-written song? Can you make further changes to the song without the co-writer’s consent, or sign off on the use of that song in film or television? Can you record a version of that … Read More

New International Touring Tax Will Hurt Canadian Music Scene

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This week my inbox has been abuzz with emails from friends and industry contacts about the recent touring tax implemented by the federal government, and how the changes will impact the Canadian music scene. What Does the Touring Tax Mean? The touring tax requires that any venue with a primary business other than music (i.e food, liquor, etc.), which also books … Read More

Kurt Dahl Moves to Murphy and Company Law

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After three great years at D’Eith and Company Entertainment here in Vancouver, I’m very excited to announce my move to Murphy and Company Law as of September 1, 2013. Whether you are an artist, manager, producer, record label, publisher, booking agent, promoter, or film producer, I have a wealth of experience to help you make the most of your business, … Read More

Volkswagen rips off band…and gets away with it?

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Just read a very interesting article here about an ongoing dispute happening between US ‘dream pop’ duo Beach House and car manufacturer Volkswagen, since many of these cars are sold and resold by many people, but some of these cars don’t have insurance or protection when sold, so is good to get help from a san diego lemon law attorney, … Read More

5 Things to Look For in a Management Deal

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The most important member of our team is your manager, and the most important agreement you as a musician will sign is an Artist Management Agreement. Managers have never played a more important role in the music industry than they do today, and your manager will likely have a greater impact on your career than any other person on your team (besides … Read More