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 […]

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 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 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 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 […]

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 […]

‘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 […]