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]
Where to get a good amount of legal Halloween music for a pre-school Halloween party? [more inside]
Law-related song suggestions? [more inside]
I’m looking for an old, rare mp3. iTunes is a no-go. Help? [more inside]
What are some examples of musical artists that have gotten away with plagiarism? [more inside]
Can you recommend sources for downloadable instrumental music that is free and legally can be used for commercial on-the-air use? [more inside]
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.
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]
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]
Do American musicians need a special work permit to play two shows in Canada? [more inside]
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]
Is there any chance of a 19 year old male getting in to a club in NYC next Friday? [more inside]
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]
Do all sample based musicians/bands basically have a full time legal staff? [more inside]
A Mexican TV station wants legal approval to film a gig of my band. Please give me some advice! [more inside]
Can you help me find the original publisher of the educational short film featuring Rusty the narcoleptic dachsund
? [more inside]
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]
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?
Poor student needs music service suggestions. [more inside]
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]
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]
What are the legal ramifications of sharing the lyrics of a song on an album that has not yet been released? [more inside]
Would it be legal to sell an MP3 player already full of music? [more inside]