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Music

Music law consists of a wide variety of legal concepts, rules, statutes, regulations, case law, practices, customs, and legal principles which have a particular application to the creation, production, distribution, and/or marketing of musical intellectual properties.

Music law includes, but is not limited to some of the following examples:

  • Clearing sampling rights
  • Concert promotion
  • Counseling and representing record labels, music publishers, producers,
    recording artists and songwriters.
  • Merchandising
  • Music licensing for video games
  • Music royalties collection
  • Negotiating and Drafting Band Agreements
  • Negotiating and drafting music licenses (including synchronization, mechanical,
    master use, and performing rights licenses).
  • Negotiating and drafting recording, publishing, producing, and tour-related agreements.
  • Negotiating with ASCAP and BMI
  • Negotiating with performing rights organizations.
  • Podcast advertising contracts.
  • Talent Management and Agent Contracts
  • Trademarking band names logos
  • Work-For-Hire agreements between movie producers and scoring musicians. 

 

 
 

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Entertainment Law

Wikipedia Definition:
Entertainment law or media law is a term for a mix of more traditional categories of law with a focus on providing legal services to the entertainment industry.

The principal areas of Entertainment Law overlap substantially with the well-known and conventional field of intellectual property law. But generally speaking the practice of entertainment law often involves questions of agency, business and corporate law, defamation (liable and slander), employment law,immigration, insurance law, international, intellectual property (especially trademarks, copyright, trade secrets, and patents), labor law, partnership, the right of publicity, security interests, and securities law. Much of the work of an entertainment law practice is transaction based, i.e. drafting contracts, negotiation and mediation.

Some situations may lead to litigation, mediation or arbitration. Entertainment law is generally sub-divided into areas related to the types of activities that have their own specific trade unions, production techniques, rules, customs, case law, and negotiation strategies.

 
 
 
 

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