Legal & Tax Resources

Music Industry Legal Pack

Developed by Music NSW on behalf of AMIN.

Covering everything from management contracts to producer and remixer agreements, these fact sheets and checklists are aimed at equiping artists with some of the basic legal knowledge they need to deal with an increasingly complex industry.

This resource is not a substitute for professional legal advice, but it recognises the need for artists and industry to understand contracts put before them.

AMIN has also developed a detailed tax checklist for musicians that includes advice on how to set up a business, registering for GST, and what artists can claim when preparing their tax returns.

This resource was developed in consultation with industry and with assistance from entertainment law firm Simpsons and financial services company Moneypenny.

Hard copies of the legal pack are available from the Q Music office or you can download it using the links below.


These fact sheets detail the nature, and need for, various types of contracts and agreements.

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These checklists outline some of the key points and issues to consider when approaching a range of agreements.

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This fact sheet provides important information on how artists should handle their tax and establish their business.

Click here to download the music tax fact sheet.



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