During a market contraction like we’re seeing today, there’s usually a big shake-up with our small and medium enterprise clients. When there’s change, there’s opportunity, and many people who were recently laid off or otherwise lack job security are looking to benefit by starting their own businesses.

The increase in…


Co-Written and Researched by Tyler Anthony

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If you’re researching the music industry, you’ve probably stumbled upon works for hire agreements, which can help you retain ownership over artistic works when you hire contractors.

In a work for hire agreement, the hiring artist becomes the legal author and the…


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Co-Written and Researched by Tyler Anthony

As the music business has evolved to the digital age, so have record labels.

Record labels used to make most of their money from the mass distribution of a particular artist’s sound recording. …


Co-Written and Researched by Tyler Anthony

Most record labels make their money by selling sound recordings of song performances, which can be a tough way to earn a profit.

This article discusses some of the most common agreements record labels use to generate income from prospective artists, distributors, and film…


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Co-Written and Researched by Tyler Anthony

As a musical artist, hiring the right manager can be a huge career move.

Music managers handle the operations side of the music business: things like scheduling shows, booking hotels & transportation for tours, and handling commercial roles like marketing &contract negotiations.


Co-Written and Researched by Tyler Anthony

Website: https://duplooylaw.com/

As an artist, it’s not easy to get your musical projects funded.

To turn dreams into reality, many of today’s artists use government grants or crowdfunding platforms like ArtistShare and Kickstarter.

Then there are some artists who, with the right combination of…


Co-Written and Researched by Tyler Anthony

Website: https://www.duplooylaw.com

With the sheer number of players and moving parts, the music industry has developed into a complicated system. Despite our leap into the digital age, record labels and publishing companies still wield most of the power in the music world.

This article…


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Co-Written and Researched by Tyler Anthony

Before the days of the internet, one of the only ways to make money as a musician was by selling CDs and vinyl records to music stores. …


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If you remember the lip-sync era of the ’80s and ’90s, you already know musical productions aren’t always as they seem on the surface.

Today it’s common practice for musical artists and vocalists in pop, EDM, and hip-hop to simply buy background tracks online or hire a ghost…


You’ve probably heard stories about bands like The Beatles signing lousy contracts that left them with pennies on every dollar earned.

As an artist or a band manager in Canada, knowing the mechanics of music ownership and royalty entitlements can help you achieve better outcomes — especially if you’re planning…

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