The No. 1 bestselling business book for bands! If you belong to a band and love the art of your job, but sing the blues when it comes to the business, you need Music Law. Composed by musician and lawyer Richard Stim, the book explains how to find the right manager, buy, insure and maintain equipment, get gigs and get paid, tour on a budget, use samples, do covers legally, protect your copyright, trademark your band's name, choose a recording studio, sell your music, manage your website, understand record contracts, deal with taxes and much more! Music Law provides all the legal information and practical advice musicians need. The 5th edition -- completely updated to provide the latest in the law -- covers music downloads and other trends affecting the digital-music scene. It also provides up-to-date legal forms on CD-ROM.