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Legally Speaking

by Bart Day Entertainment Attorney

“Net Profit Deals”:
A Recent Alternative to the Traditional Record Deal.

2010, Number 1

Recording Contracts: The Basic Concepts

2009, Number 1

Releasing Your Own Record:
A 15-point Legal Checklist

2009, Number 2

Licensing Your Masters Overseas

2008, Number 2

Management Deals: The Basic Deal Points

2008, Number 3

The Different Kinds of Deals Involving Record Labels:
A Thumbnail Sketch

2008, Number 4

Trademarking Band Names: The Basic Steps

2008, Number 5

Record Producer Agreements: The Basics

2007, Number 1

Eight Types of Publishing Deals: An Overview

2007, Number 2

Licensing Music For Films, TV, Commercials
and Computer Games

2007, Number 3


Note: Bart Day is an entertainment attorney who divides his time between Los Angeles and Portland, Oregon. He has represented numerous nationally known recording artists, record companies, music publishers, computer game companies, managers, and producers, and has served as Vice-President of Legal and Business Affairs for a Los Angeles entertainment company

Bart is the co-author with Chris Knab of the book “Music is Your Business: The Musician’s FourFront Strategy for Success,” published in 2007. He is also the co-author of a chapter (entitled “Contracts and Relationships between Major Labels and Independent Labels”) in The Musician’s Business and Legal Guide, a book compiled by the Beverly Hills Bar Association and published internationally by Prentice Hall Publishing (New York and currently in its 4th edition).

From 1998 to 2002, Bart was an elected member of the Board of Governors of the Pacific NW Chapter of the Recording Academy (presenter of the Grammy Awards).

The reader is cautioned to seek the advice of the reader’s own attorney concerning the applicability of the general principles discussed above to the reader’s own activities.

Bartley F. Day
The Entertainment Law Group
1001 S.W. Fifth Avenue, Suite 1100
Portland, OR 97204 USA

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