Music Industry Pitfalls

Database Catalogs Legal Conflicts
As I mentioned in an earlier post about the startling 60 Minutes segment on Rodriguez, nothing was mentioned about who took the musician’s royalties. Apparently, that information is still a well-kept secret. However, the bootstrap documentary about the musical icon recently won an Oscar. Musicians are notoriously bad at business issues.

That is a fact that anyone entering the field should remember and plan accordingly. For beginners, entering the music industry, it would be a good idea to study the unique database supported by CERL (Center for Empirical Research in the Law). The database contains a description of the legal conflicts that musicians and recording artists have been embroiled in within the industry.

References

Los Angeles Times
Searching for Sugarman wins best documentary Oscar
http://tinyurl.com/bkm5evk

Earlier blog post about Rodriguez
http://tinyurl.com/bkuszo4

Discography Database
http://thediscography.org/discoAboutDb.php

Sample database listing Teena Marie/The Brockert Initiativehttp://thediscography.org/discoDbResults.php

Center for Empirical Research in the Law http://cerl.wustl.edu/

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