Part Three: §115 of the U.S. Copyright Act Overrides Controlled Composition Clause? – An In-Depth Examination of the Controlled Composition Clause.

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Brian Mencher, partner at Beame & Mencher LLP, to speak at SXSW

Brian Mencher was invited to speak at SXSW Music in Austin, TX this March. He will be speaking on “The Most Important Back-Up Instruments for a Baby Band” at the Continuing Legal Education program at South by Southwest on March 19th at 3:30pm.

South By Southwest, in conjunction with Lommen Abdo Law Firm, will present […]

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 […]

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 […]

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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 […]

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Songwriters Law Seminar comes to Los Angeles!

Please join Beame & Mencher LLP in Los Angeles, California on Sunday, November 7th, 2010 from 4:00pm – 9:00pm for Songwriters Law Seminar – a three-part series exploring the business of music, songwriters, and music publishing. Songwriters Law Seminar will be hosted by HoriPro Entertainment, an international music publishing company, and will […]

The Artist-Management Agreement

“Just ’cause they’re your manager don’t mean they ain’t jacking your ass.”
-Bo$$, former Def Jam artist (quoted from the book, Def Jam, Inc.)

Okay, so maybe there is a love/hate relationship between artists and their managers. But, at the end of the day, a (good) music manager enables the artist to focus on the craft of […]

Music Branding 101 (Part One) - Putting the ® in Band

Long gone are the days when a band could just be a band – when the record label executive whispers in your ear, “I hope you’re ready, kid, because you’re about to go on one hell of a ride” (quote from Roulette Records founder Morris Levy, from the book “Me, the Mob, and the Music” […]

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 […]