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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Beame & Mencher premiers The Legal Smörgåsbord: All You Can Eat! at the James Beard Foundation!

Monday, June 4, 2012

Beame & Mencher LLP, in association with, the James Beard Foundation, gave the food world a taste of its fresh new lecture series: Legal Smörgåsbord —a three course meal seminar on the law and business of culinary artistry. Chefs, restaurateurs, food designers, critics, bloggers, publishers, and other foodies gathered on a rainy, […]

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 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 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 […]

Songwriters Law Seminar – Part Three

Songwriters Law Seminar – Part Three

Singer-Songwriters & Recording Agreements: Implications on Publishing

On July 17th, please join the law firm of Beame & Mencher LLP for Part Three of the Songwriters Law Seminar. The event will take place at The Living Room in New York City from 4:30p-6:30p. To register, click here.

Part Three of the Songwriters […]

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 […]