Music Industry Legal Pack

This Music Industry Legal Pack includes fact sheets and checklists that explain some of the common agreements you might need to enter into as a music professional.

Arts Law and Simpsons Solicitors have prepared the Australian Music Industry Network (AMIN) resources to provide musicians with checklists and fact sheets covering common legal issues. These resources cover topics including band partnerships, bookings, management, master recording, distribution, synchronisation, producers, publishing, remixing, and video clips.  Each checklist covers key deal points and issues that arise along with a fact sheet which provides more detail on the terms that arise in each deal.

These resources are an AMIN iniative. For more information visit, speak to your local industry association, or contact Arts Law or a legal practitioner for more detailed advice and legal support.

Band Partnership Fact Sheet

Band Partnership Checklist

Booking Agreement Fact Sheet

Booking Agreement Checklist

Management Agreement Fact Sheet

Management Agreement Checklist

Master Recording Licence Fact Sheet

Master Recording Licence Checklist

Music Distribution Agreement Fact Sheet

Music Distribution Agreement Checklist

Music Synchronisation Licence Fact Sheet

Music Synchronisation Licence Checklist

Producer Agreement Fact Sheet

Producer Agreement Checklist

Publishing Agreement Fact Sheet

Publishing Agreement Checklist

Recording Agreement Fact Sheet

Recording Agreement Checklist

Remixer Agreement Fact Sheet

Remixer Agreement Checklist

Video Clip Filming Agreement Fact Sheet

Video Clip Filming Agreement Checklist


The information in this information sheet is general. It does not constitute, and should be not relied on as, legal advice. The Arts Law Centre of Australia (Arts Law) recommends seeking advice from a qualified lawyer on the legal issues affecting you before acting on any legal matter.

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