Ask An Entertainment Attorney: 6 Common Questions

Even if you’re great at music, plunging into the business side of the music business can be an incredibly intimidating prospect. To get you started on the right legal foot,. Continue reading

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How Cox Communications’ ‘Customer Safety Team’ Will Cost It $100K Per Song

Cox Communications has been in the hot seat for a while now, and the company’s failure to terminate its customers’ accounts (in violation of the DMCA) will likely end up. Continue reading

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A New Dark Age: Blanket Licenses for Everything Based On MMA [CHRIS CASTLE]

Here Chris Castle breaks down his view of the looming threat of comprehensive blanket licensing based on the Music Modernization Act, what it would mean for music, and who is. Continue reading

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Should I “Officially” Copyright My Song? Basics Of Music Copyrights, Royalties Part 2 [VIDEO]

In this video, Disc Makers CEO Tony van Veen breaks down the legal rationale for why it’s worth “officially” copyrighting your music as an artist and songwriter. Guest post by. Continue reading

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5 Tax Write-Offs Every Musician Should Know About

Tax season (delayed though it may be) is an important time to remember that, for all its artistry, music is still a business. Fortunately, there are a number of industry. Continue reading

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As Record Labels Still Demand Copyright Filters, Facebook Removes Guy Playing Bach

The latest in a string of absurd copyright stories, Facebook’s copyright filters squelched a recently posted violin recital livestream of Bach’s Partita for Violin Solo No. 1 – a piece. Continue reading

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How To Understand Music Copyright Law

Copyright law provides an essential foundation needed for the music industry to function, but many artists actually creating music are misinformed, or simply lack an understanding of how copyright actually. Continue reading

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Legal, Business Tips For Artists On Twitch

Many artists are turning to livestreaming in lieu of actual live shows, with Twitch among the popular platforms for doing so. While setting up livestreams is easy enough, there are. Continue reading

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Cost To Trademark A Band Name

Registering your band name as a legal trademark is a key step in your career as an artist. Here we break down the necessary steps in doing so, and take. Continue reading

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RIAA Realizes It Sued Over A Songs It Doesn’t Hold The Copyrights For

Everyone makes mistakes, and when the RIAA sued Charter Communications roughly a year ago for not kicking users off for copyright infringement, it seems the copyrights in questions were not. Continue reading

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