February 9, 2023 In Blog, Producers

Before You Hire a Manager, Read This

By Alyssa Minnec So, you’ve reached the point in your career where you think it would be beneficial to hire someone to manage your project. Where do you start? With all of the people out there who simply…

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…

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…

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.

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.

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…

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…

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…