This guide is designed to act as a checklist of points to look out for when dealing with collectively managed rights (performance rights or ‘neighbouring’ rights) in distribution agreements – both locally and internationally.
The most commonly asked question we get from AIM members contacting our Legal and Business Affairs team is “Do you have a standard recording contract we can use?”. The second most common question is…
This AIM Guide will get you asking the right questions in order to work out how best to manage your international performance rights and gives and overview of the different options available.
Whilst there is no direct path that record labels can follow to build on their success, this guide will provide assistance in giving your label the best chance of becoming the next Domino or XL.
The AIM Music Data / Revenue Map takes you through the basics of music copyright and the importance of correct data in enabling the flow of revenue in the digital music supply chain. Below you will find a 20 minute discussion, on a presentation created in association with CI, from AIM’s Head of Legal and […]
The AIM/BBC Agreement(s) These are two agreements which exclusively allow AIM members to relicense BBC-recorded performances of their signed artists from the BBC for subsequent release and exploitation, without paying an advance and at a very low royalty rate. While each AIM member is in a direct contractual relationship with the BBC on a case-by-case […]
This letter is to confirm your companies intention to make use of the AIM/BBC Artist Performances – Framework Agreement and side agreement to cover “Archive Performances”
This is the AIM-BBC Framework Agreement covering new and forthcoming artist performances for the BBC, which contains the full terms and conditions that members agree to on signing the Letter of Engagement.
Have you heard about the Widget? It’s a unique web-based contract preparation system that enables record labels and music publishers to draft their own music contracts, safe in the knowledge that they are completely up-to-date and reflect the latest legal developments that impact the industry. It’s developed by Wiggin, one of the UK’s leading firms […]
This guide is intended to provide an overview of performance rights that are granted to record companies. It explains the nature of these rights and provides practical advice to help labels keep on top of this increasingly important source of revenues.
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For the first time, as a result of an MPG initiative, in partnership with the European Broadcasting Union (EBU), a standard now exists to enable the embedding of International Standard Recording Codes (ISRC) within WAV files. This will facilitate: The creation of a worldwide database containing credits information • Automated reporting of broadcast usage The automation […]
AIM has received a number of queries on what ISRC codes are, how they are used, and what companies need to know about them. We’ve listed some of the key questions and…
The School of Law at Queen Mary, University of London, successfully established a legal advice centre in 2006 which is open to the general public. ‘Through its Law for the Arts Scheme, the Centre offers free advice to people who are involved in the creative industries and have a legal concern relating to their work […]
AIM offers a range of services and resources to help with the legal and business affairs matters faced by your company. These include… General legal and business affairs advice: AIM’s Legal & Business Affairs Manager, Gee Davy, is happy to answer members’ general queries relating to all legal and business affairs matters. Note that AIM does […]