Category: Employment & tax

The Brow Horn Orchestra: On the road to success

By Oskar Mezgailis on 2nd February 2012

The Brow Horn Orchestra (http://www.facebook.com/thebrowhornorchestra) is a six piece afro-electro funk band based in Perth, Western Australia. The band has garnered a cult following since winning Best Funk Act at the 2010 Western Australian Music Industry Awards and Best Live Act  at the Perth Dance Music Awards. In light of the band’s growing profile, founding members Nic Owen and Karri Harper-Meredith (who started out ‘The Brow’ as a street performing duo back in 2007) sat down with Arts Law Senior Solicitor Delwyn Everard at the 2011 WAMi Festival to get some general legal advice around band management.

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Tony Hollis: Performers’ rights to payment and royalties

By Arts Law Centre of Australia on 18th March 2013

Tony, a musician, realised he had been paid below the industry standard rate for some voice work he did for a radio advertisement jingle. He contaced Arts Law to find out what his rights were.

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UMI Arts: Creating Fair Employment Agreements

By Delwyn Everard on 17th July 2012

UMI Arts is the peak Indigenous arts and cultural organisation for Far North Queensland. It is a not-for-profit company based in Cairns and managed by an all-Indigenous Board of Directors. In January 2012, it approached Artists in the Black (AITB) for support with reviewing its employment agreements.

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