October 26, 2022 In Blog, Producers

Know This Before Hiring Someone to Make an Album Cover

By Daniel Hernandez When hiring someone to design an album cover art, having the designer sign an agreement stating that the artwork is a “work-for-hire” could save a ton of time and money. A piece of artwork being…

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October 19, 2022 In Blog, Producers

Why Trademarking Someone Else’s Nickname or Popular Catchphrase Is a Bad Idea

By Daniel Cruz Hernandez and Adam Freedman Recently, it has become common for people to think it’s a good idea to Trademark a celebrity’s name or famous phrase, to capitalize on its mainstream appeal and sell merchandise, or…

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September 1, 2022 In Blog, Producers

When Do I Need a Music Lawyer?

When you’re at the point of your career where it’s time to bring on an attorney to help facilitate your goals and tasks, there are a few steps and questions to consider. However, even before it’s time to bring on a team, knowing the ins and the outs of the music business is an essential way to further your career, make strong choices in various situations, effectively negotiate, and gain respect among peers and labels. Combined with this personal knowledge, the help of a good attorney is the best way to strengthen your career and have someone on your side.

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July 20, 2022 In Blog, Producers

2022 MUSIC INDUSTRY RESOURCE GUIDE

These days, musicians/artists/producers really have so much access to information about the music business that generations before them did not. People have now written books and created newsletters doing deep dives on the subject. A-Level artists and executives have written books detailing their experiences in the industry, while even more are dropping gems on social media.

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July 6, 2022 In Blog, Producers

Why Register The Copyright To Your Song or Beat

The value of music has steadily been increasing over the last decade. However, registering the Copyright to a song or beat is one of the most underappreciated ways of protecting an artist’s or producer’s assets. Of course, the logic makes sense, but it seems that far fewer people understand WHAT EXACTLY registering the Copyright to your music ACTUALLY does for you.

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June 23, 2022 In Blog, Producers

How Do Musicians Make Money From YouTube?

These days, it seems that YouTube is one of the most important platforms to have your music on. It’s been the biggest music streaming platform for years now! However, we keep hearing questions from artists and musicians about where this money comes from, and how can they collect the revenue generated from all of their YouTube streams.

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July 8, 2021 In Blog, Producers

WHAT TO DO IF YOU HAVEN’T BEEN PAID FOR A PLACEMENT

By: Adam Freedman and Alyssa Minnec As we’re sure you are aware, a big part of collaborating in hip hop these days involves producers simply sending their beats out to anyone they can find to record songs over…

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May 14, 2021 In Blog, Producers

ALL ABOUT SOUNDEXCHANGE

By Adam Freedman & Alyssa Minnec What is SoundExchange? You’re probably already familiar with registering your music with organizations like ASCAP, BMI, Harry Fox Agency, etc., who collect PUBLISHING royalties on behalf of songwriters and publishers. However, SoundExchange…

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November 25, 2020 In Blog, Producers

HOW TO TRADEMARK YOUR ARTIST NAME

By: Adam Freedman & Alyssa Minnec DISCLAIMER: This article is intended for informational purposes only, and is not intended to, nor does it create an attorney-client relationship. The content provided here is not intended to communicate or imply…

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August 30, 2018 In Blog, Producers

Benefits of Establishing a Loan-Out Company for a Music Artist

Most professional musicians, artists, or other entertainers contract their services through a so-called “Loan-Out Company.” Nevertheless, I have discovered a lot of confusion amongst these same professionals about why they established a Loan-Out Company in…

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