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

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Part One: §115 of the U.S. Copyright Act Overrides Controlled Composition Clause? - Welcome to the Digital Revolution..

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The Lawyers Role in

The Lawyers Role in “Shopping” the Music Deal

In the music business, connections rule the day.

And entertainment lawyers are some of the most connected professionals in the industry. An established entertainment lawyer can streamline your demo direct to the decision-makers… but too often, musicians overly rely on the role of lawyer in “shopping” the music deal. […]

Ask An Entertainment Lawyer: Ownership in Master Recording

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Music Producer Agreements - Key Provisions

If you are a songwriter and/or performing artist, you know the integral role a producer can play in elevating your music. A good producer has an ear. They also have a vision about your sound. The tweaks and nuances of a producer might not be noticeable to the ear of a common listener, but can […]

‘American Idol’ Winners Collect Big Bucks as Well as Fame, huh?

Sitting on your couch, dedicating two (or more) hours per week watching American Idol, you probably assume that the contestants are instant millionaires just for making it on the show – that all of them will sign 7 digit recording contracts, sell thousands of dollars in merchandise every month, and headline all the major tours […]

Starting a Record Label - Part 4 of 5

Part Four: Basic Contracts for Operating Your Record Label – Signing Talent & Other Dealmaking

This is part 4 of our five part series on Starting a Record Label. In our previous posts, we introduced the idea of starting a record label – to begin thinking about what it means to run a record label from […]

Starting a Record Label – Part 1 of 5

So, you want to start a record label?

Consider this: As sexy as the music business might seem, it is called the music business for a reason – it is business. So decide now, do you simply want to start a “record label” just so you can tell people you have a “record label”? Or do […]

Broken record: Why labels’ new album format is good for all

In response to an article on CNET News by Greg Sandoval on July 27, 2009.

In the world of music downloads, digital music sales consist primarily of single song purchases. Technology made possible the deconstruction of the music album – creating consumers that would only purchase their favorite tunes from an artist on a song-by-song basis. […]