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Nigel’s Music Business Blog 8

The subject matter of the blog this week deals with royalties payable under the terms of a recording agreement. As mentioned in the blog last week I plan to look at royalties payable under an old style recording agreement rather than a modern 360 degree deal as it is easier to explain on the basis

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Cyclist Suffers Serious Injury In Camden Lorry Crash

What will it take for lorry drivers to become more aware that they control driving machines capable of crushing and killing people? We frequently have to advise people injured on the roads. Cycle highways and cycle lanes lull people into a sense of security. There needs to be consistency – motorists must not be allowed

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Nigel’s Music Business Blog 7

The blog this week and for the following two weeks will examine what is a music recording agreement and will look at some of the clauses which one can expect to find in such an agreement. As with all the topics we have looked at in these blogs it is only possible to touch upon the

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Nigel’s Music Business Blog 6

This week we are going to have a brief look at another area of  intellectual property law which is tied in with copyright law namely moral rights and performers’ moral rights. These rights although easy to understand and are quite complex in detail so I will try to keep it simple. The best way to

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There is no such thing as 110%.

As the X Factor grinds inexorably towards the ‘live’ studio finals, the same aimless platitudes dribble from the lips of an endless stream of quivering, panda faced teens who have failed to live up to expectations. “I gave it 110%.” No you didn’t. That is mathematically impossible you oxymoron. If the combined intellectual might of

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Nigel’s Music Business Blog 5

I trust you are suitably refreshed and having had a cup of coffee I am ready willing and able to continue our journey through the law of copyright.   What we will be dealing with this week is how yo can make money out of a copyright work, what is meant by copyright infringment, what

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Nigel’s Music Business Blog 4

The subject of the blog this week and for maybe the following two weeks is intellectual property law and in particular the law of copyright. I do not intend to deal in any detail with trade mark law or the law of passing off save to say that these two areas of law are matters

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Nigel’s Music Business Blog 3

Before going any further the answers to the questions posed last week are as follows: 1. The reason why the band requested blue M&Ms in a bowl in their tour rider was not because they wanted to act like divas but because they thought if they were not there when they walked into their dressing

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