Category: Legal Notes

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Force Majeur in artist contracts

Our legal expert explains the legal term "force majeur"and how it can apply to artist contracts
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License agreement contracts

Our legal expert analyses a real-life license agreement contract and highlight all the typical problem areas that artists should be aware of.
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Trade Marking Your Stage Name Part 3 – Apply for a Trade Mark

Our legal expert explains how to apply for a trade mark online. Follow these easy steps to trade mark your stage name.
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Trade Marking Your Stage Name Part 2 – Search for Trade Marks

Once you decided to trade mark your stage name, the next step is to determine whether your intended trade mark is still available.
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Trade Marking Your Stage Name Part 1 – The Benefits

Ever considered trademarking your stage or band name? It might be a very good idea.
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Income streams for artists

Our legal expert lists the various income streams for artists and the ones that will reap rewards the quickest.
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The new EU Copyright Directive aims to pay artists more

Our legal expert breaks down and explains the key sections of the new EU Copyright directive and what it means for SA artists.
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Duration of copyright

Our legal expert explains how long copyright lasts in South African law.
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Copyright infringement – what to do?

Advise on what you can do when someone else is using your song without your permission.
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Copyright for cover songs

Our legal expert clarifies the legal position when it comes to performing or recording covers.
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What you don’t need for a valid contract

Our legal expert debunks a few myths on what is required for a valid contract.

Implications of the new cannabis laws for the music industry

Although you can smoke legally for personal use, your concert open to the public is still not deemed as "personal".
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Copyright Reversion Clause

This Copyright Reversion clause is arguably one of the more important clauses a contract should have. Does your one have it?
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Legal considerations for tribute bands

Their are three major legal considerations for tribute bands to be aware of - copyrights, trademarks and personality rights.

Song Copyright Types

Song copyright consist of a copyright in the music, a copyright in the lyrics, and then a copyright in the actual sound recording.
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Copyright owner – Who owns music copyright?

Our legal expert clarifies who the real owners of music copyright are and how they obtain the relevant copyright.