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Works In Progress - La.

I'll be conducting over 20 presentations in 2017 for Works In Progress Louisiana. Topics include Copyright for Creatives, Band 101, Music Publishing 101 and Contract Negotiation. Check the home page for dates, times and locations.


I'm pleased to announce that the 2017 edition of SCBWI's The Book will contain a new section entitled Copyright for Writers and Illustrators. Sample contracts will also be included with the article. Those samples are also available on this site.

More PDFs!

More PDFs from the Legal Issues in the Music Industry textbook have been added to the Downloads page. They include sample contracts & licenses, a description of the §106 rights & most importantly, the Four Roles in the Music Business. Impress your friends and fool your enemies by knowing the difference between the publishing and the label side of the business.

Will's new business

Will Baten, the illustrator for Otto the Octopus, has opened a new business: Lunisolar Creative Productions, LLC.
Visit Will & Katie at

Agora Borealis

Otto on sale at our first retailer:
The Agora Borealis
421 Lake St.
Shreveport LA 71101