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Estate Planning For Musicians

How to prevent bottom-feeders from getting your prized strat
by Stephen Stern, executive editor

Estate PlanningAfter musicians play their last riff, most hope to find nirvana. But the family and other people left in their wake may end up in dystopia, …

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Contracts 101

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by Stephen Stern, executive editor

The words “my lawyer” or “contractual obligation” often substantially increase heart rates, blood pressure and anxiety levels. This …

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4 Music Licensing Tips

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by Winston Giles, founder/director of The Music Licensing Directory

The “new music industry” has arrived, and it’s constantly emerging and bringing with it …

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Intellectual Property 102:

What your mama never told you about your reproductive rights!
by Stephen M. Stern, executive editor, Music Insider Magazine

In the kinetic world of shagging and in vitro fertilization, artists still hold the top spot for reproductive rights. That’s according …

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Intellectual Property 101

How to sharpen your business and law skill sets
by Stephen M. Stern, executive editor

From be-bop to pop, from rap to classical and everything in between, musicians go to the beat of a different drummer; however, they all seemingly …

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New Approaches to Music Licensing

How to create a proper strategy
by Winston Giles

Music LIcensingThe way that people discover, purchase and listen to music has changed dramatically over the last 10 years. CD sales continue to fall, legal music downloads are flat, and illegal downloading …

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Attention Endorsement Gear Junkies

Read the fine print
by Stephen Stern, executive editor, Music Insider Magazine

Defining success as a professional musician comes in many forms — including the organic creative charge it creates within you and others; the horizons it expands from travel …

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Standing up for your Rights

Ending “pay to play” gigs
by Stephen Stern, executive editor

The Equal Rights Amendment of the 14th Amendment was adopted In July 1868, but it seems most venue owners failed to get the constitutional memo. Rather than support the …

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