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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August 15, 2018 In Blog, Producers

What Are Moral Rights?

In the music industry, at least in the US, most producer agreements, session musician agreements, and other similar work-for-hire situations will contain language generally stating that you “hereby irrevocably and unconditionally waive all Moral Rights…

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April 23, 2018 In Blog, Producers

Entertainment Law Mythbusters: Your Questions about Legally Sampling Music Answered

The rules around sampling music have been mystifying musicians since the enactment of the Copyright Act of 1976. While copyright laws regarding how to clear a sample often seem straightforward when discussed in the abstract,…

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March 19, 2018 In Blog, Producers

Key Issues to Address in Your Collaboration Agreement

I’m sure you’ve heard of the expression “Two heads are better than one. Three better than two,” and so on. This is most likely the case when it comes to creative works. For example in…

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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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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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