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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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. […]

The Songwriters Agreement

Songwriters Law Seminar

On Saturday, May 15th, 2010, Beame & Mencher LLP hosted the first part of the Songwriters Law Seminar at The Living Room in New York City. Part One, entitled “Copyright & Collaboration: Protecting Your Work & Earning Money”, explored the role of copyright law to the songwriting process and the business […]

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 […]

Ask an Entertainment Lawyer: Law Student Opportunities?

I am a first year law student interested in entertainment law. More specifically, I am interested working with independent recording artists. How do you suggest getting your foot in the door and gaining experience in the field? Any suggestions for landing summer internships with entertainment law firms? What did you do as a student to […]

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 […]

Distant Relatives ft. Nas and Damian Jr. Gong Marley – National Geographic Live

National Geographic Live in Washington D.C. entered new ground as it served as host to hip-hop icon Nas and dancehall reggae artist Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley. MC’d by Sway of MTV, this was their chance to introduce their forthcoming album, Distant Relatives, to the world. In many respects, it is a concept album – lyrics […]

New Weekly Series: Ask an Entertainment Lawyer?

Welcome to our new weekly series, “Ask an Entertainment Lawyer”, wherein you can ask an entertainment lawyer any question about the music industry.

Want to know how to start a record label? Ask, or better yet, check out our five part series on Starting a Record Label.

Need to know who owns the copyright to a song?

Want […]

Starting a Record Label - Part 3 of 5

This is part 3 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 a business perspective (Part 1 of 5) and discussed the steps you need to take […]

Congratulations to Stephen “tWitch” Boss – staring in Stomp The Yard 2!

The law firm of Beame & Mencher LLP would like to congratulate its client, Stephen “tWitch” Boss, for being cast in Rainforest Films’ “Stomp the Yard 2: Homecoming.” Stomp the Yard 2 will be released in 2010.

Stephen Boss, who is known by the name tWitch, was the runner-up on season 4 of the Fox hit, […]