January 16, 2018 In Blog, Producers

IMPORTANT CONSIDERATIONS BEHIND BUYING & SELLING BEATS ONLINE

DISCLAIMER: This article is not intended as legal advice, as an attorney specializing in the field should be consulted. Let’s face it, we’re living in a digital age, whether we want to accept it or…

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January 3, 2018 In Blog, Producers

What Happens When Your Band Breaks Up?: Why You Need a Band Agreement and Major Issues to Address

Artists do not like discussing contracts, period, and one of the harder ones to address is the band member contract because it can feel like it acknowledges a certain level of distrust or at least…

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December 1, 2017 In Blog, Producers

Can You Trademark a Hashtag?

Recently, hashtags have become important tools for driving online interaction between entertainers and consumers on social media. The law is still being developed in this area, but the increased use of hashtags has nevertheless gotten…

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October 18, 2017 In Blog, Producers

How to Start a Record Label 101 (Part 1)

These days, the barriers to entry for starting a record label are practically nothing. Many labels have been formed by someone saying “Ok, I have a record label.” Ultimately, signing up for Soundcloud and creating…

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August 18, 2017 In Blog, Producers

Can You Be an Artist’s Agent and Manager at the Same Time? (A Look at CA and NY Talent Agency Law)

For an up-and-coming artist, the first person they bring onto the team is usually a friend who believes in the music, and will do his or her best to help the artist however he or…

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July 31, 2017 In Blog, Producers

IP Clearance in Motion Pictures, Videos and Other Audio-Visual Works

The film industry has expanded well beyond traditional studios, as modern technology provides anyone with a phone, the ability to shoot and post videos online for online public consumption. At the same time, new financing…

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July 27, 2017 In Blog, Producers

Everything You Need To Know About Music Managers

These days, artists must wear many hats. Along with making the music, up-and-coming artists are often their own publicists, labels, graphic designers, and more. However, at a certain point, this all becomes too much, so…

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July 7, 2017 In Blog, Producers

How Artists Can Protect Their Stage Name

Musical artists’ stage names or band names often end up as one of their most valuable assets, and the last thing an artist wants is to be forced to change his or her name just…

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February 23, 2017 In Blog, Producers

Stop Playing Devil’s Advocate

Think about it…when someone in your group, social or professional, brings up an innovative idea, or reveals that they’re starting a new project, how do you typically respond? Do you typically encourage them, or are you the one…

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