On the 4th Day of Music Law...

Music Branding 101 (Part Two) – The Importance of ®.

This is part two in a series on Music Branding. In Part One, “putting the “r” in band, we introduced the idea that bands need to be brands. In this part, we discuss the importance of obtaining national protections to your band, uh brand, name through trademark registration with the […]

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 […]

The Twelve Days of Music Law...

Here at Beame & Mencher LLP, the elfs are hard at work closing up deals in time for the holiday break. And in the spirit of the holidays, we felt that some carols (in the key of E, of course!) were in order. So roast some chestnuts, grab a cup of eggnog, and see what […]