Arts Law welcomes new staff members Anika Valenti and Donna Carstens, and farewells Rebecca Laubi and Jo Teng.
Together with Allens Linklaters, Arts Law has developed a new short form band agreement. This template is an alternative to the longer more detailed band partnership agreement and can be used when bands want a basic straightforward record of how they want to work together, who owns the music they make and how they will share expenses and income.
Arts Law support the introduction of a mandatory Code for performer representatives. ALCA is pleased to provide its submission on the draft Code to the NSW Industrial Relations Office and commends the State Government’s ongoing commitment to engage with the arts community in this consultation.
We support the Government’s objective of amending the legislation and implementing an industry code of conduct in order to provide greater protection for artists. However, in order for legislative changes to achieve any form of practical success it is imperative that artists within the industry are educated about their rights and responsibilities, and that there is effective enforcement of the Act and any Code of Conduct.