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November 2020 - Mortlock McCormack Law | Property and Commercial Law | Christchurch, New Zealand
November 2020 - Mortlock McCormack Law | Property and Commercial Law | Christchurch, New Zealand
November 2020 - Mortlock McCormack Law | Property and Commercial Law | Christchurch, New Zealand
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Month: November 2020

Setting the Sample Example: Legal Tips for Sampling Success

November 2020

Dan Chisholm

Some of the most memorable music of our time has included the clever use of samples – think The Verve’s ‘Bittersweet Symphony’, Beyonce’s ‘Crazy in Love’ and Vanilla Ice’s “Ice Ice Baby”. Musos, rappers, DJs and producers often ...
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Imitation That Avoids Litigation

November 2020

Dan Chisholm

We all know imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. Still, a mate turning up to Friday drinks in the jacket you bought a week ago is mildly annoying. If you’re a muso, however, disputes with other artists around borrowing or copying creative ...
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Music Agreement? Get it in Writing and Signed

November 2020

Dan Chisholm

Have you ever been in a bad relationship? When things go south you need to know where you stand – what’s rightfully yours and theirs – so you can move on (and move out) without cutting your record collection and the family pet in ...
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Four Top Legal Tips for Signing a Music Contract

November 2020

 

Dan Chisholm

So you’re an artist about to sign a deal. It’s exciting, and no doubt the label or manager or producer on the other side are in a rush to get it done. You feel pressured to sign without properly checking it out – they seem trustworthy, ...
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