Previously we reported on the Music Modernization Act, a bill proposed to ensure digital music services pay fair royalties to the copyright holders, and where it stands during its process to be become an enacted bill. As we are aware from the timeless SchoolHouse Rock classic “I’m Just A Bill”, in order to enact a bill it takes time and votes from different levels of Congress.
As attorneys for many new ventures, our determination for the type of entity is usually brief. Between the additional bookkeeping, statutory requirements, and double taxation inherent with C-corps, most new ventures are best suited as limited liability companies.
It seems to be a constant battle for songwriters to economically receive what is rightfully theirs. First, fighting with labels over rights and royalties, then finding a publisher (big enough) to collect those royalties, now going after digital service providers
Wait a second…What just happened? Did the United States government actually try to address a problem that has effected millions of Americans for years by introducing a Bill before Congress? Did those blowhards in Washington D.C. stop
As seen from our last L4M post, success in the music industry is often dependent upon the people around you; managers, lawyers, and booking agents make up your “team”. But what about those other musicians that help you create the sound?
I’m sorry (again) for the lack of posts over the last several months (make that years). The truth is that we have been too busy working and have let our attention to this important outlet lapse. Instead of promising to write more, we want to make sure
Recently a client’s father asked if his aspiring musician daughter should put a physical care package of sorts together to send out to labels, managers and PR. He thought that this was the best way to get someone’s attention who could help
Now that South by Southwest has wrapped and we are all back at our day jobs, we at Lawyers 4 Musicians want to bring you back to the music and share with you our favorite showcases from this year’s festival.
The Lawyers 4 Musicians team is at South By Southwest this year to meet, learn and discover all of the up and comings in the music world. We will be keeping you posted on events we attend, new findings and tips for musicians, people we meet,