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 Public Performance Right in Musical Compositions

The Public Performance Right in Musical Compositions

On June 12th, 2010, Beame & Mencher LLP held Part One of the Songwriters Law Seminar at The Living Room in New York City. Part One, entitled Copyright & Collaboration, explored issues of copyright that affect songwriters and the mechanics of songwriter collaboration. During our discussion on the bundle […]

‘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 2 of 5

This is part 2 of our five part series on Starting a Record Label. In our previous post (Part 1 of 5), 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.

If you want to start a business, then […]

New Online Radio Royalty Rate

Photo by Thor Swift of The Washington Post

For a number of online radio broadcasters, especially Tim Westergren, founder of online music service Pandora (pictured), welcomed news arrived in the form of a new negotiated royalty rate for so-called pure-play broadcasters – Webcasters. Digital Music News released an excellent summary of the agreement between […]

Beame & Mencher Launch Entertainment Law Blog

We are really excited to be finally launching this blog! The Entertainment Lawyer is a community forum for the entertainment industries. It is a gathering place to learn, comment on, and participate in discussions about the business side of entertainment – music, film, art, dance, design, production, and many others. We will especially focus on […]