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What pitfalls to beware of in disposing of a large music collection?

My wife has inherited a sizable collection of records and CDs. What pitfalls do we have to watch out for when deciding how to dispose of these items? Details inside... [more inside]
posted by zainsubani on Jul 2, 2014 - 5 answers

Where to get a good amount of legal Halloween music for a pre-school Halloween party?

Where to get a good amount of legal Halloween music for a pre-school Halloween party? [more inside]
posted by bottlebrushtree on Oct 19, 2011 - 7 answers

I ain't passed the bar but i know a little bit

Law-related song suggestions? [more inside]
posted by granted on Jul 9, 2011 - 49 answers

Not breaking the law

I’m looking for an old, rare mp3. iTunes is a no-go. Help? [more inside]
posted by bhb on Feb 2, 2011 - 12 answers

Music Plagiarism

What are some examples of musical artists that have gotten away with plagiarism? [more inside]
posted by DZack on Apr 11, 2010 - 36 answers

Sources of Free Downloadable Instrumental Music that's Okay for Commercial Broadcast?

Can you recommend sources for downloadable instrumental music that is free and legally can be used for commercial on-the-air use? [more inside]
posted by WCityMike on Apr 6, 2010 - 2 answers

This was easier in the 80s...

What should I know about the legality of sending a USB mixtape across international borders? Will sending 20 great songs to a dear friend get me or them in trouble? Can I do anything else to cover my ass? Assume both origin and destination are developed, non-US countries.
posted by anonymous on Mar 31, 2010 - 10 answers

Starting a music video blog -- what are the pitfalls I should watch for?

I want to start a music video blog. What are some pitfalls (legal or otherwise) that I can fall into and do you have any advice on dealing / avoiding them? [more inside]
posted by carpyful on Mar 5, 2010 - 2 answers

Will I get in trouble for posting mp3s to my blog?

i am (surprise surprise) into blogs. and before i was into blogs, i was into music. now i like to post mp3s to my blog. is it a bad idea to label which song/artist it is -- as in, are there really crazy music coppers who will show up on my doorstep to arrest me? [more inside]
posted by hagelslaag on Nov 27, 2009 - 19 answers

mountie repellent

Do American musicians need a special work permit to play two shows in Canada? [more inside]
posted by Potomac Avenue on Sep 8, 2009 - 19 answers

No Contract, But Email Documentation - Do I have a case for Small Claims?

I prepaid for music lessons, no contract, but no longer want the lessons - can I get a full refund for the remaining lessons - Please read on, there is more. I want to know if I have a case for small claims. [more inside]
posted by KoobieKitten on Oct 17, 2008 - 38 answers

Underage show attendance in NYC

Is there any chance of a 19 year old male getting in to a club in NYC next Friday? [more inside]
posted by phrontist on Jul 13, 2008 - 11 answers

How can my friend get the rights to sell mp3s?

Who can license music for download/sale? A friend came up with a wicked cool idea for selling music using the internet, but it can't be done through some affiliate mp3 link (like Amazon). We're just a couple of college guys, and we don't know any rockstars or label executives. [more inside]
posted by racecar on Jun 20, 2008 - 15 answers

What is the process of music making if you are a sample artist?

Do all sample based musicians/bands basically have a full time legal staff? [more inside]
posted by figTree on May 28, 2008 - 10 answers

Legal advice needed for my band!

A Mexican TV station wants legal approval to film a gig of my band. Please give me some advice! [more inside]
posted by IZ on Oct 11, 2007 - 12 answers

Help me find Rusty's owner

Can you help me find the original publisher of the educational short film featuring Rusty the narcoleptic dachsund? [more inside]
posted by scottandrew on Jun 29, 2007 - 4 answers

Music podcast legalities help

I have, over the past several years, become the individual that lots of people come to for music suggestions and to talk about music (most metal, but some other stuff). Much like the fine folks at Pandora. So I had the great thought of starting a podcast. However: Mayhaps I'm missing something, but I can't find anything online that spells out how to start a music podcast legally. (More after the jump) [more inside]
posted by Ikazuchi on Oct 13, 2006 - 7 answers

The RIAA at La Grange (aka Mitch Bainwol Left Chicago)

I own a copy of Tres Hombres by ZZ Top. I'd like to get it into mp3 format so that I can listen to it in the car, etc. The problem is that the copy I own is on a record. Assuming I download with bittorrent, and then the RIAA comes after me, can I use the defense that I actually already owned it, so downloading could not be considered criminal? Would it be different if I owned a record rather than a CD? In other words, can you legally download the mp3 of an album you already own?
posted by joecacti on Aug 14, 2006 - 16 answers

I need my music fix!

Poor student needs music service suggestions. [more inside]
posted by tdreyer1 on Aug 4, 2006 - 23 answers

Im having trouble with my 90 year old neighbour. HELP

Problems with my Neighbour Filter: Im having trouble with my 90 year old neighbour. I live in a ground floor flat and she lives above us. I play music in the daytime as I work from home at a normal level. She is always reporting me to the council saying that I am a nuisance neighbour, HELP! [more inside]
posted by spinko on Jul 3, 2006 - 37 answers

How can I prove I legally can play back copied music at a business?

Where can I find clear and direct laws regarding the playback of backed-up music at a place of business in the United States? [more inside]
posted by Dean Keaton on Apr 19, 2006 - 25 answers

Advance Lyrics

What are the legal ramifications of sharing the lyrics of a song on an album that has not yet been released? [more inside]
posted by themadjuggler on Jul 9, 2005 - 12 answers

Legal to sell MP3 player with music?

Would it be legal to sell an MP3 player already full of music? [more inside]
posted by gottabefunky on May 12, 2005 - 18 answers

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