Business Resources

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

COPYRIGHTS

Beyond the Commons: Music and Copyright Links (best w/Internet Explorer) http://www.beyondthecommons.com/muscoplinks.html
Columbia Law Library: Music Copyright Infringement Online Archive.  Music Plagarism Project http://library.law.columbia.edu/music_plagiarism/
Legal Information Institute: Title 17 U.S. Copyright Law http://www4.law.cornell.edu/uscode/17/
Stanford University Libraries: Copyright & Fair Use http://fairuse.stanford.edu/
Tim Berens: Copyrights for the Working Musician  http://timberens.com/essays/copyrightessay.htm
United States Copyright Office (Library of Congress): Copyright Index page http://www.loc.gov/copyright/
United States Copyright Office (Library of Congress): Copyright Forms http://www.loc.gov/copyright/forms/

MECHANICAL ROYALTIES

The FIRM: Mechanical Royalties Today http://www.thefirm.com/articles/mechroyl.html

PATENTS & TRADEMARKS

Carter McNamara: U.S. Intellectual Property Law (Patents, Trademarks, Copyrights, etc.) http://www.mapnp.org/library/legal/ntlcl_pr/ntlcl_pr.htm
tm4smallbiz.com (Erik M. Pelton, Esq.): Trademarks for Small Business links http://www.tm4smallbiz.com/
United Kingdom Patent Office: UK  Patents, Trademarks, Copyright http://www.patent.gov.uk/
United States Patent Office: Patent Full-Text and Full-Page Image Databases http://www.uspto.gov/patft/index.html
esp@cenet: Europe's Network of Patent Databases http://gb.espacenet.com/

PUBLIC DOMAIN

Public Domain Music & Resources http://www.pdinfo.com/
When Works Pass Into the Public Domain (Chart) http://www.unc.edu/~unclng/public-d.htm
Opposing Copyright Extension & The Public Domain http://www.law.asu.edu/HomePages/Karjala/OpposingCopyrightExtension/

 

MECHANICAL RIGHTS LICENSING ORGANIZATIONS

CMRRA: Canadian Musical Reproduction Rights Agency Ltd. (Canada) http://www.cmrra.ca/
Harry Fox Agency: Mechanical Licensing (U.S.) http://www.harryfox.com/public/licenseeServicesMechanical.jsp
Harry Fox Agency: SongFile On-line Licensing Search (U.S.) http://www.harryfox.com/public/songfile.jsp
Harry Fox Agency: Mechanical License Forms (U.S.) http://www.harryfox.com/public/licenseMechanicalForms.jsp
MCPS: Mechanical Copyright Protection Society (UK) http://www.mcps.co.uk/
Royalty-Link: Music Industry Royalty Collection Societies http://www.knopfler.com/Royalty-Link.html

 

PERFORMING RIGHTS ORGANIZATIONS

ASCAP: American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers http://www.ascap.com/
ASCAP: ACE On-line Licensing Search http://www.ascap.com/ace/ACE.html
BMI: Music Licensing http://www.bmi.com/
BMI: Repertoire Artist/Title/Publisher Search http://repertoire.bmi.com/startpage.asp
IMRO: Irish Music Rights Organisation Limited (Ireland) http://www.imro.ie/
PRS: Performing Rights Society (UK) http://www.prs.co.uk/
Royalty-Link: Music Industry Royalty Collection Societies http://www.knopfler.com/Royalty-Link.html
SOCAN: Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada (Canada) http://www.socan.ca/
U.S. Library of Congress: Determination on Rates and Terms for Webcasting and Ephemeral Recordings (U.S.) http://www.copyright.gov/carp/webcasting_rates_final.html

BUSINESS INFO

INSURANCE

Clarion: Musical Instrument Insurance http://www.clarionins.com/
MusicPro: Musical Instrument Insurance http://www.musicproinsurance.com/

 

MUSICIAN'S UNIONS, etc.

AFM: American Federation of Musicians http://www.afm.org/
AFM: American Federation of Musicians
Airline Musical Instrument Carry-on Document
(from Transportation Security Administration)
http://www.local1000.com/pdf/carryon.pdf
AFTRA: American Federation of Television and Radio Artists http://www.aftra.org/
SAG: Screen Actors Guild http://www.sag.org/

 

RECORD LABELS

Ari's Simple List of Record Labels http://recordlabels.nu/index.htm
Dirty Linen: Record Company Addresses http://www.dirtynelson.com/linen/special/label.html
Record Labels on the Web http://www.rlabels.com/
Recording Labels in Scotland http://www.harenet.demon.co.uk/sims/labels.html
The Online 78rpm Discographical Project: A Web-based listing of 78rpm records, in numerical order by record company http://settlet.fateback.com/

PRODUCTION

CD REPLICATION, DISTRIBUTION, MARKETING,  etc.

AllBusiness: Business Advice, Forms, Marketing ideas http://allbusiness.com/index.jsp
COPS: The Music Biz http://www.cops.co.uk/the-music_biz_page.html
indiecentre: An Introductory Mechanic's Guide
to Putting Out Records, Cassettes and CD
http://www.indiecentre.com/info/guide.cfm
International Recording Media Association (IRMA): Anti-Piracy Compliance http://www.recordingmedia.org/
The FIRM: Compilations and Duplication http://www.thefirm.com/articles/compilations.html
ISBN.org: International Standard Book Number http://www.isbn.org/
Uniform Code Council:  Bar Code Registration http://www.uc-council.org/

 

PERFORMING

Bob Bossin: How To Put On The Perfect House Concert http://www.island.net/~oldfolk/housecon.htm
Houseconcerts.com: House Concert Guide http://www.houseconcerts.org/hc.html
Michael Cooney's Tips for Concert Presenters http://www.alanrowoth.com/ProductionTips.html
YAHOO Groups - House Concert Mail List: How to Mount a House Concert http://groups.yahoo.com/group/HouseConcert/

 

RECORDING

Pro Audio Recording USENET Newsgroup rec.audio.pro
ProAudioGuide: The Professional Audio Industry Database http://www.ProAudioGuide.com/
ProSoundReview.com: User Reviews of Pro Audio Gear http://www.prosoundreview.com/
ProSoundWeb.com: A web community for all aspects of the professional sound industry including live sound, installed sound, recorded sound, lighting, and industry business trends. http://prosoundweb.com/
rec.audio.pro: The Recording FAQ http://www.phys.tue.nl/people/etimmerman/RecordingFAQ.html
HomeRecording.com http://www.homerecording.com/
Home Recording USENET Newsgroup alt.music.4-track
MarkTAW.com: Recording, Acoustics, and my Home Studio http://www.marktaw.com/recording/index.html
Project Studio Handbook: Articles, Technical documents, Website links http://theprojectstudiohandbook.com/directory.htm

 

LIVE SOUND

ProSoundWeb.com: Live Audio Board (discussion) http://www.live-audio.com/
USENET Newsgroup: Live Sound (discussion) alt.audio.pro.live-sound

OTHER RESOURCES

POSTAL SERVICES

An Post (Ireland) http://www.anpost.ie/
Royal Mail (UK) http://www.royalmail.com/
United States Postal Service http://www.usps.com/

 


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