Music Branding 101: Steps to Obtaining Trademark Registration

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Beame & Mencher LLP’s Food Artistry practice group represents celebrity chefs, food artisans, cookbook writers, culinary professionals, and food-focused media production companies. Brian Mencher, partner in the firm and chair of the Food Artistry practice group, brings a unique blend of first-hand experience working in professional kitchens to the representation of chefs and culinary […]

On the 3rd Day of Music Law...

a review of publishing deals.

While the past ten years have witnessed seismic shifts in the music industry, music publishers have remained (somewhat) even keel. Don’t get me wrong, they’ve faced their own challenges (for one, loss of mechanical revenues). They haven’t, however, felt it as deeply as the recording side of the industry. While a […]

On the 2nd Day of Music Law...

licensing for video games.

In many respects, licensing for video games is similar to licensing for other traditional medias, such as commercials, television shows, and films. It is placement of a musical work (i.e. synchronization license) and, oftentimes, the master recording (i.e. master use license) in timed synchronization with visual images. For a discussion of the […]

On the 1st Day of Music Law...

the distinctions between Musical Works and Sound Recordings.

If you are serious about your career in the music industry, be it an artist, manager, industry professional, or new media/tech company, it is imperative that you understand the foundation from which all music value is derived. Copyright. Copyrights, though intangible property, can be owned. And there can […]

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Brian Mencher, partner in the entertainment law firm of Beame & Mencher LLP, will be speaking at the Artist Manager Conference (AMCON2010) in New York City on October 14th-15th. He’ll then be presenting Songwriters Law Seminar at New Noise in Santa Barbara on November 4th-6th. Songwriters Law Seminar is a three-part series (or one day […]

Part Two: §115 of the U.S. Copyright Act Overrides Controlled Composition Clause? - The Evolution of the Mechanical Royalty.

Disclaimer: The materials contained in this blog posting have been prepared by Beame & Mencher LLP for informational purposes only and are not legal advice or counsel. Transmission of the information is not intended to create, and receipt does not constitute, an attorney-client relationship. Online readers should not act upon any information in this posting […]

Embracing New Technology: Beame & Mencher LLP broadcasts to Music Law Conference via Skype!

A day before Brian Mencher and David Beame, partners of the New York City entertainment law firm Beame & Mencher, LLP, were to fly to Gainesville, Florida for the 8th annual Music Law Conference, a snowstorm swept the northeast. Unable to catch a flight out of town, Brian and David spoke to the attendees via […]