How to make your band a huge business success Whether you’re recording an album, budgeting a tour, or insuring your vintage guitar, you need solid information to make the right legal and business choices.
is the all-in-one guide you need. Written by musician and lawyer Rich Stim, it explains everything you need to:
write a partnership agreement
buy, insure, and maintain equipment
use samples and do covers
register your band’s name
sell and license your music
get royalties for streaming and downloads
deal with taxes and deductions
find the right manager and write a fair contract
get gigs and get paid
protect your copyright legally
deal with legal issues in the recording studio, and
understand record contracts.
The 10th edition examines some of the money-making strategies developed by musicians during the global pandemic and how these strategies — Veeps concerts, social media events, virtual music lessons, etc. — can be applied in a post-pandemic world. This edition also includes new music legislation (Music Modernization Act) and new caselaw regarding Taylor Swift, Katy Perry, The Everly Brothers, Led Zeppelin, Woody Guthrie, Biggie Smalls, and Third Eye Blind.
Richard Stim is a lawyer and the author of several Nolo books, including
, Getting Permission, Profit From Your Ideas, and Patent, Copyright & Trademark: An Intellectual Desk Reference.
Standard Delivery Fees
Delivery – From just $4.50 per shipment
Delivery starts out at just $4.50 per shipment. As the size and weight of shipments increase, so does the freight price. To ensure every customer pays a fair price for delivery, an exact shipping price will be displayed to you in the checkout based on the size and weight of the products in your order and your delivery address.
If your order contains a mix of in stock and out of stock products, you will be presented with a choice in the Checkout to have your order sent in multiple shipments (so in stock items ship as soon as they're ready), or all items together in a single shipment (to save money). Using a single shipment will mean in stock items are held back until out of stock items are ready. e.g.
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Rural Delivery – $3.50 per shipment
If you live at a rural address you must select the Rural Delivery option in the Checkout for your item to be delivered. Unfortunately, we must charge this additional fee because rural delivery operators are subcontracted by NZ Post Courier to deliver your parcel from the nearest Post Office. NZ Post Courier on-charge this fee to Mighty Ape.
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If you order an “In Stock at Mighty Ape” item on Friday before the cut off time you will have the option to select Saturday Delivery. Please note Saturday Delivery is not available in all areas.
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