Do you have any information on the "Agency Laws" that are established in some states for procuring work for other people as an agent would do or even one band for another?
It's only restrictive in California and New York. You can't technically procure work in CA and NY if you're not a licensed agent with the state - however everyone does. BUT this is how artists get out of their management contracts later on if they need to - by showing that their manager illegally got them work.
I wouldn't worry about doing it for other bands. They're not going to sue you for it - unless they're dicks. Don't get into business with dicks. Period
Thanks a million Ari...Great stuff mate !!
I have a number of releases through CDbaby and Tunecore.
I'm just about to release a new album and singles with AWAL/KOBALT.
I'm like to transfer all my back catalogue over to keep under the one roof.
Your thoughts on this please ?
I have a monetized youtube partnership with for my channel....nothing at all showing up from an earnings perspective even though my videos are getting thousands of plays/views.
Should I be allowing the partnership to AWAL/KOBALT...transferring away from Youtube ?
All the best
Hey Ari. I'm a musician who started taking the path of songwriting not too long ago. I followed your guide on how to copyright more than one song for $55 which is awesome of you to share with the community Thank you so much. Anyhow, I was able to successfully upload all my tunes and there is one more step it's advising me to do on the website and that is to print a shipping slip and mail the physical copy out to the copyright department. Is that really needed to officialize the copyright?Ari Herstand (Ari's Take) responded on 09/21/2016