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Music BC & Artists’ Legal Outreach Offering Legal Advice Clinic for Musicians

Friday, January 16th, 2015

Music BC Executive Director, Bob D’Eith, will be hosting a one-on-one legal advice clinic for musicians at the Music BC office in association with Music BC and Artists’ Legal Outreach. This is a free service provided by ALO while D’Eith, an entertainment lawyer, will be offering his pro bono services. This event takes place on Feb. 10, 2015 from 5-7 p.m.

D’Eith advises those attending to come with question prepared and offers this list of questions he regularly gets asked:

What is a band agreement and why do I need one?

What are the legal requirements for me to record someone else’s song?

I am working with a producer. What can I expect in regard to a producer’s agreement?

I have been asked to allow a video game producer to use my song. What should I say?

There are so many different types of artist deals out there today. I heard that a lot of labels are doing 360 deals now. What is a 360 deal?

How do I register my songs for so that I can protect my copyrights?

I am having a dispute with my co-writers and need help to figure out the legal copyright ownership splits.

I have been given a management agreement by someone, but I don’t know what it means.

Event Details:

ALO + Music BC: Summary Legal Advice Clinic

100-938 Howe Street, Vancouver, BC
5:00pm to 7:00pm, February 10th, 2015

Artists’ Legal Outreach and Music BC are teaming up to help answer your questions. They will be hosting a music-industry specific summary legal advice clinic for musicians on February 10th, 2015.

Participants will be able to obtain free legal advice through a half-hour one-on-one consultation with a lawyer who has expertise in the music industry and with entertainment law.

Interested applicants should email for more information on how to apply for the clinic by January 20th, 2015. For more information, go to

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