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The Musician's Guide to
Band Partnerships & Legal Issues

Everything you need to know to survive the music industry.
Write your awesome label here.
What you are going to learn

This class is all about how bands (and any musical collaborators) work together.

We will start with talking through what bands "have." That is more than just the PA that they bought together - it is also all their intellectual property - like songs, albums, any recordings, the band name, logos, flyers, and more. Then we will look at a typical band agreement (I'll give you a copy to use with your own band), and I'll walk you through every step of the agreement so you fully understand what is being asked.
Here is a list of some of the questions we will answer:
  • Band Agreements (Contracts)
  • Real Property Bands Own
  • Intellectual Property Bands Own
  • Copyrights and Trademarks
  • Operating Agreements
  • Right to Use the Band Identity
  • Publishing
  • Email Lists, Social Media Accounts, and Contacts
  • Firing a Band Member
  • Adding a Band Member
  • Valuation of a Band
  • Financing a Band
  • Taking Out Loans
  • Investors and Bands
  • Splitting Profits
  • Splitting Losses
  • Breaking Up The Band
  • And much, much more!

Dr. J. Anthony Allen

Music PhD, Producer, Composer, Instructor, Professor, Author, & Ableton Certified Trainer. 
Dr. Allen is a professional musician, top-rated online instructor, and university professor. In 2017 the Star Tribune featured him as a "Mover and a Shaker," and he is recognized by the Grammy Foundation for his music education classes. He currently teaches at Augsburg University in Minneapolis, MN, Slam Academy, and Punkademic Courses.

Course reviews

I love that this is thorough but not overwhelming. The structure is great, the information and the walkthroughs are great and concepts that were hazy to me before make sense in this structure. Thanks for the class!
- Delaney Taylor
So grateful for this class! I feel ready to keep moving forward with my record, and I will get the most I can!
- Casey Reiniche