Resources

USEFUL FACT SHEETS  AVAILABLE FOR FREE DOWNLOAD

How To Write A Band Bio
Tips On How to Book A Gig
Music Industry FAQ
APRA AMCOS Fact Sheet
From Load In To Load Out – Production Terms Explained

TAX PACK

The Australian Music Industry Network (AMIN) and MusicNSW have developed  a detailed tax checklist for musicians that includes advice on how to set up a business, registering for GST, and what artists can claim when preparing their tax returns. This resource was developed in consultation with industry and with assistance from entertainment law firm Simpsons and financial services company Moneypenny. This fact sheet provides important information on how artists should handle their tax and etablish their business. Click HERE to download the music tax fact sheet. Find our legal pack HERE.

LEGAL FACT SHEETS

These fact sheets detail the nature, and need for, various types of contracts and agreements. Use them in conjunction with the checklists below.

To download individual fact sheets, hit the links below, or click HERE to grab them all.

BAND PARTNERSHIP
BOOKING CONTRACT
DISTRIBUTION AGREEMENT
FILMING AGREEMENT
MANAGEMENT AGREEMENT
MASTER LICENCE AGREEMENT
PRODUCER AGREEMENT
PUBLISHING CONTRACT
RECORDING CONTRACT
REMIXER AGREEMENT
SYNCHRONISATION LICENCE

LEGAL CHECKLISTS

These checklists outline some of the key points and issues to consider when approaching a range of agreements.
To download individual checklists, hit the links below…

BAND PARTNERSHIP
BOOKING CONTRACT
DISTRIBUTION AGREEMENT
FILMING AGREEMENT
MANAGEMENT AGREEMENT
MASTER LICENCE
PRODUCER AGREEMENT
PUBLISHING CONTRACT
RECORDING CONTRACT
REMIXER AGREEMENT
SYNCHRONISATION LICENCE

Or click HERE to grab them all.

OTHER HANDY ADVICE

  • Need free legal help? Arts Law Centre of Australia offer free legal advice to musicians. 
  • Want your music played on community radio around Australia? Check out AMRAP
  • What to learn what the difference is between APRA licenses and PPCA licenses? Head here
  • Australia Council for the Arts offer lots of music grants you should become familiar with.