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 […]

Music Branding 101 (Part One) - Putting the ® in Band

Long gone are the days when a band could just be a band – when the record label executive whispers in your ear, “I hope you’re ready, kid, because you’re about to go on one hell of a ride” (quote from Roulette Records founder Morris Levy, from the book “Me, the Mob, and the Music” […]

Starting a Record Label - Part 3 of 5

This is part 3 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 a business perspective (Part 1 of 5) and discussed the steps you need to take […]

Trademarks and The Music Business

It cannot be said enough – your business name is your brand, and you must not only protect it but you must also ensure that no one else can force you to change it. If you are a musician, band, record label, production company, media conglomerate, you name it, you need to trademark your name. […]