Title

Labor law and the working musician: Words without music

Date of Award

1989

Availability

Article

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)

Department

Interdepartmental Studies

First Committee Member

Alfred Reed, Committee Chair

Abstract

Various problems of the working musician are analyzed from both the sociological point of view and that of federal/state labor law. Historical problems of the American Federation of Musicians are examined, focusing on the Lea Act. Significant decisions from the Supreme Court, various Circuit Courts, District Courts and selected state Supreme Courts were researched and used to illustrate and illuminate areas of labor law where musicians were found to encounter problems. Other areas of labor, notably in the construction and agricultural industries, were found to be relatively immune to these problems due to special provisos and bills introduced by various legislative bodies. Specific corrective Federal legislation is proposed in areas of both Labor and Copyright Law.

Keywords

Law; Education, Music

Link to Full Text

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