Copyright termination is giving music artists the opportunity to reclaim the rights to their songs. The stories of Duran Duran, Paul McCartney and The Village People’s Victor Willis tell the tale. Read More.
If you are playing gigs, are you sure you’re not leaving revenue on the table? If you are writing songs, how can you best prepare so you’re not missing out on future income? The following management tips can help any musicians, songwriters, or producers make more money and better manage their material down the road. Read More.
Finding an entertainment attorney isn’t difficult to do. The challenging part is finding an attorney who is right for you. Read more.
Attorneys are necessary to the business of music and your muisc career. An entertainment attorney reviews contracts with your best interests in mind, translates contract clauses into terms you can understand, and knows what issues are important to negotiate for in recording, publishing, and merchandising agreements. Read more.
Under copyright law, as soon as one of your original song ideas is recorded on a handheld recorder or the lyrics to one of your compositions is written on a sheet of paper, a copyright is formed. A copyright grants you the exclusive first right to reproduce, distribute, perform, and sell your compositions to the public.
But what does copyright law say about your rights when an original idea is formed between two or more people? A few principles regarding joint works must be understood by the authors, and the most important principle has to do with ownership. Read more…