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Find a Lawyer The Basics of Music Law - Entertainment lawyers perform a variety of functions related to the film, television, and music industries. Attorneys in these industries handle labor disputes, contract negotiations, libel and slander cases, tax issues, and issues related to copyrights and trademarks. Some entertainment attorneys also handle immigration law issues for foreign clients. Some states do not have laws that pertain directly to entertainment law, but California and New York regulate the field extensively. One particular type of entertainment law, music law, protects people in the music industry and governs the actions of musicians, record producers, record company executives, and other people in the field.

Recommended Reading

The following resources provide detailed information about the legal aspects of the music industry.

  • Music Publishing 101: This resource from the National Music Publishers’ Association explains some of the most important laws in music publishing, particularly with respect to licensing.

  • Summaries of Fair Use Cases: Stanford University offers a look at some of the most important fair use cases in the United States. The resource includes four cases specific to the music industry

  • Dramatic and Musical Law: This book details the legal aspects of the music business, from music licensing to required contracts.

  • Copyright Tutorial for Musicians: This tutorial explains copyright law for musicians and details how to apply for copyright protection.

  • Unauthorized Copying is Against the Law: This resource from RIAA explains the consequences of making unauthorized copies of recorded works.

Blues Blowtorch Society    Home of Central Illinois' premiere Blues Society. Click here to find out how to get involved!

Delta Frank's Blues Blowtorch    Delta Frank's Website detailing some important facts about the blues and local blues musicians   Since 1998 has been your Internet music portal for Blues music links and resources. Their huge and ever-growing database of information includes: Blues Links & Info, Captivating Blues Photography, Concert & Festival Reviews, Blues Radio Station Database, Musician's Resources, New CD Reviews, Record Company Listings, Worldwide Blues Clubs Directory, Blues Society and Festival Listings, Blues Band Links, Blewzzman's Blues News and Commentary and a whole lot more.

llinois Blues Coalition  An Organization Which Supports: Blues Societies, Blues Music Entertainers,  Blues Music Education
Our Goal is to help you promote “The Blues” Ask about our grants to your organization to help you Promote The History And Future Of Blues Music

Alligator Records
The biggest blues record company on the planet!

Hohner Harmonicas
For years Hohner harmonicas have been hitting all the right notes with both serious and amateur musicians. Hohner harmonicas have built a large and loyal following among musicians from all walks of life and all levels of skill. The appeal of harmonicas transcends generations and types of music.

Big Road Blues
An interesting site about all things blues!
Internet resource for locating blues festivals and concerts around the nation

A free Blues music ezine newsletter. Same corporation that publishes Blues Review Magazine. Sign up for a free weekly subscription.
International internet resource featuring artist biographies and RealAudio clips

The Blues Foundation
The largest organization of blues in the world. This Memphis based foundation is responsible for the International Blues Challenge, The W.C. Handy Awards and the Keeping the Blues Alive awards each year.

Blues Revue Magazine
Blues Revue is the world's largest blues publication, devoted to the listener and musician whose musical passion is the full spectrum of the blues

Blues Before Sunrise
Official home page of Steve Cushing and the Blues Before Sunrise music program

Buddy Guy's Legends
Official home page of Buddy Guy's Legends in Chicago, IL

Canned Heat
Official home of Canned Heat
Home of lots and lots and lots of Blues information and history

Delta Franks Blues Blowtorch
Delta Frank's Blues Blowtorch Page

House of Blues
Home of the House of Blues, featuring cybercasts and artist performances

Living Blues Magazine
The web page of the premier blues publication, Living Blues.

Robert Lockwood, Jr.
Official home of Robert Lockwood, Jr.

The Mudcat Cafe
Nationally recognized Blues and Folk music I-magazine

Muddy Waters
Official home of Muddy Waters

The Perth Blues Club
Home page of Perth,  Australia blues site - "May the Blues be with you!"

Sonny Boy Williamson
Official home page of Sonny Boy Williamson

News, Blues and all that Jazz: Central Illinois home of Frank Black & Blues as well as NPR, Jazz, and specialty programs.

Windy City Blues Society
Chicago's Premier Blues Society Formed in 2009

Year of the Blues 2003
Congress declared 2003 "the Year of the Blues". This website has some great blues links

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