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Dan Chisholm Archives - Mortlock McCormack Law | Property and Commercial Law | Christchurch, New Zealand
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MMLs’ Musicians on New Year’s Eve 2023/24

December 2023 We refer to ourselves as being more than just lawyers or employees of a law firm and are proud to provide Music Law services to up-and-coming and established musicians. What you may not know, is the musical talents of some of our team, and this ...
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Artistic Works and Relationship Property

June 2023

Emily Flaszynski Dan Chisholm

For centuries, paintings, sculptures and other artistic works have been admired, critiqued, sold, purchased, and exchanged.  But what are the ownership rules around these artistic works? Who owns the copyright in artistic works? Under copyright ...
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Selling a Business? – Asset vs Share Sales Explained

September 2022

Dan Chisholm Ricki Allan

If your company is looking to sell its business, is it best to sell the assets or the shares? What’s the difference between these two methods and what are the pros and cons of each? Asset Sale An asset sale is the sale of part or all of the ...
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What to expect in a recording contract

September 2021

Dan Chisholm

Decoding a recording contract is challenging. Typically, these documents are text-heavy, and contain a considerable amount of legal language. While the content of a recording contract varies depending on the record label and the status of the ...
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Adding up a Music Manager

December 2020

Dan Chisholm

Successful music artists will tell you that the management team you choose will make or break you in the music business. Your manager is the strategic and business brains of your outfit. They work as an organiser, influencer and negotiator, ...
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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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Protecting Yourself when Leasing Goods

December 2019

Claudia Milesi-Humm Dan Chisholm

If you are in the business of leasing out goods, there are several ways to mitigate risk.   Often, security interests are registered on the Personal Property Security Register (“PPSR”), but this alone may not give you the optimal protection ...
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