On the 1st Day of Music Law...

the distinctions between Musical Works and Sound Recordings.

If you are serious about your career in the music industry, be it an artist, manager, industry professional, or new media/tech company, it is imperative that you understand the foundation from which all music value is derived. Copyright. Copyrights, though intangible property, can be owned. And there can […]

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 […]

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 […]

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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Beame & Mencher LLP to host first-ever Songwriters Law Seminar

On Saturday, May 15th, the law firm of Beame & Mencher LLP will host the first part of a three part series dubbed the Songwriters Law Seminar. Join us at The Living Room in New York City for this exploration into the business of music, songwriters, and music publishing.

For more information, visit us at http://www.bmlawgroup.com/index.php/songwriters-law-seminar/

Register […]

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 […]

‘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 […]