Five Tips to Obtaining Copyright Registration

Five Tips for Obtaining Copyright Registration

Obtaining a copyright and registering a copyright are two separate concepts.  The Copyright Act states that copyright vests the moment an original work is fixed in a tangible medium of expression.  Registration, however, grants the copyright owner additional rights and allows a copyright owner to file an infringement suit, and […]

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The New Media Generation: Advice on Getting Started

The steady advancement of technology has led to a growing number of emerging new businesses whose products and services are very tech-heavy.  “New media” is a generic term describing technologies that digitally convey information, which used to be communicated through traditional forms of media (radio, television, print and […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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

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Songwriters Law Seminar through 1st round of SXSW Panel Picker!

Beame & Mencher LLP recently submitted our Songwriters Law Seminar for consideration to SXSW2011. We made in through the 1st round! Read the description below, and then go to the SXSW Panel Picker to give our panel a “thumbs up”. Coming off a great NYC debut, the Songwriters Law Seminar is an informative presentation given […]

Ask An Entertainment Lawyer: Ownership in Master Recording

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 […]