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The Musician’s Legal Companion, Second Edition by Michael A. Aczon

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Chapter 11. Distribution and Promotions Agreements

For musicians, the distribution and promotion of music seem to be two of the mysteries of life that are almost as puzzling as the construction of the Egyptian Pyramids. While distribution and promotion are both very important components of the music business machine, yet sometimes elusive to grasp because of the wide variety of options available, the underlying concepts behind them are not impossible to understand. Like most service providers in the industry, music distributors and promotions companies have contracts with those whom they deal with. A basic understanding of the underlying concepts, duties, and obligations behind the contracts will help you make good decisions about your distribution ...

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