Multicultural Arts Victoria Inc (MAV) approached Arts Law for legal assistance with a project aimed at promoting and developing emerging African communities and their cultures in Victoria. The project involved the production of a CD containing the work of migrant and refugee musicians and an accompanying DVD highlighting the musicians involved.
Arts Law assisted by drafting a music compilation licence between MAV and the artists, ensuring that MAV had the necessary rights to make the compilation CD and film, distribute these and sell the CD. The agreement was structured so that the artists could also sell the CD. In addition, each artist received a royalty from every sale by another artist or MAV.