Contracts with minors

Artists are often young people or children and as a result the rules relating to minors are of particular importance to music contracts. The definition of a minor is simply a person under the age of 18 (Family Law Reform Act 1969 s 1). Contract law dictates that a contract with a minor is voidable…

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Space 1999 The music

http://www.bailii.org/ew/cases/EWPCC/2011/20.html

Derek Wadsworth composer of the music for Space 1999 sadly died but his children are seeking damages for lost royalties
Space 1999 can be seen on you tube and here http://www.fanderson.org.uk/epguides/spaceyr1eg.html

 

PRS Traffic Light Proposal

The Performing Rights Society (PRS) For Music has released proposals under which search engines will highlight sites that offer illegal content. Basically if a website offers legal downloads then search results will be highlighted green and if the website offers illegal downloads then search results will be highlighted red. The idea behind this ‘traffic light’…

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Axl Rose in court again!

Guns N’ Roses frontman Axl Rose has been involved in yet another court case. This time Axl was on the receiving end of a claim filed by ‘Front Line Management’. The claim was for breach of contract in respect of an oral management agreement allegedly made with Axl back in 2008. The agreement was allegedly…

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Brother? Viva Brother?

One recent matter that has caused quite a stir is the trade mark dispute involving Slough brand Brother who found themselves on the receiving end of a cease and desist letter from an Australian band with the same name. According to Brother (Slough): “It’s been going on for ages, even when we were in New…

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Welcome to the Lawdit Music Blog

Welcome one, welcome all, This is the new Lawdit Music blog where we will be discussing, theorising and even ranting¬†about the latest developments in the music (and related) industries as well as probably posting our current favourite artists. As with any blog it will only work with participation from you the reader so if you…

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