Interview: “Have Game, Will Travel” (Full Sail Armada)

September 15, 2022 – New York, NY – The “Have Game, Will Travel” podcast hosted by Bennett Newsome of Full Sail Armada interviewed Justin M. Jacobson, Esq. The interview focused on Justin’s past education and career history, including his work in the music, entertainment esports and video game business. He continued by discussing his career […]

Musicians and Producers – Get Your SoundExchange Money in Order

Musicians and Producers – Get Your SoundExchange Money in OrderBy Justin M. Jacobson, Esq. In a previous article, I explored what SoundExchange is and the types of income that this organization collects. While these royalties have always been a vital artist revenue channel, in recent years, due to the increased focus and importance of digital […]

10 Things You Should Legally Do As An Entertainer

10 Things You Should Legally Do As An EntertainerBy Justin M. Jacobson, Esq. While there are no real bright line rules that an entertainer must follow, there are some essential strategies that a musician should take into account when conducting their music business in the new year. As we have already explored, a musician should […]

Information on RFEs for DJs and Musician Visas

Information on RFEs for DJs and Musician VisasBy Justin M. Jacobson, Esq. and Pablo G. Velez, Esq. of Velez & Cipriano, PLLC After a musician, DJ or other artist submits a visa application for U.S. work authorization, the USCIS occasionally issues a “Request For Evidence” otherwise referred to as an “RFE.” (I-797E “Notice of Action”) […]

Consider these legal angles before forming a streaming organization

Consider these legal angles before forming a streaming organizationBy Justin M. Jacobson, Esq. The emergence of One True King (aka OTK) has evolved the traditional esports business model, from the organization’s deal with WePlay Esports, its partnership with a game developer to the team’s organizational partnerships and activations with brands such as Mountain Dew and Chipotle. OTK is an “influencer network and media […]

Interview: Esports Research Colloquium (Esports Research Network)

August 3, 2022 – New York, NY – The Esports Research Colloquium presented by the Esports Research Network was hosted by Oliver Leis and featured Justin M. Jacobson, Esq. The colloquium centered on the business and law of esports and professional video gaming and examined Justin’s past esports and video game industry work and his […]

Interview: Iron Lords Podcast

July 31, 2022 – New York, NY – The Iron Lords Podcast hosted by Lord Cognito, Lord Addict, Lord Sovereign and King David interviewed Justin M. Jacobson, Esq. The interview focused on Justin’s past esports and video game industry work and career path, including exploring his previous music business and esports legal and business industry […]

U.S. Visas for Foreign Professional Athletes – O1 and P1 Visas

U.S. Visas for Foreign Professional Athletes – O1 and P1 VisasBy Justin M. Jacobson, Esq. and Pablo G. Velez, Esq. of Velez & Cipriano, PLLC As a result of the global sports business, professional and amateur athletic competitors travel from countries across the world to compete in sporting competitions held within the United States or […]

Event: Entertainment & Esports Networking Event at ZeroSpace

July 19, 2022 – New York, NY – On July 14, 2022, Ford Model Esports led by Justin M. Jacobson, Esq., Merrill Lynch, The Gamehers, and Happy Warrior hosted an exclusive invite-only networking event at ZeroSpace in Brooklyn, New York. As the Call of Duty League Major arrived in Brooklyn, a mixture of industry professionals, […]