Entertainment & Music

Entertainers, Creators, Streamers, Influencers, and Service Providers Duties Under The Corporate Transparency Act

Entertainers, Creators, Streamers, Influencers, and Service Providers Duties Under The Corporate Transparency ActBy Justin M. Jacobson, Esq. In response to the growing global threat of money laundering and other “illicit finance and national security threats posed by corruption,” the U.S. Congress passed the Corporate Transparency Act (“CT Act”). This legislation created new obligations and requirements […]
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A Record Deal’s “Re-recording Restriction” Clause and the Taylor Swift “Effect”

A Record Deal’s “Re-recording Restriction” Clause and the Taylor Swift “Effect”By Justin M. Jacobson, Esq. With the continued success of Taylor Swift and her “Taylor’s version” re-recordings of her previously released tracks, the music industry is in a state of evolution as it relates to a record deal’s “re-recording restriction” provision. In fact, in response […]
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What are DMCA Takedown Notices and Takedown Counter-Notices?

What are DMCA Takedown Notices and Takedown Counter-Notices?By Justin M. Jacobson, Esq. What is the DMCA? The Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) was passed by U.S. Congress to combat copyright infringement in today’s digital content age. This law applied existing United States copyright law to digital mediums and content distributors as well as created a […]
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Copyrights and Trademarks for Podcasting and Podcasters

Intellectual Property Protections: Copyrights and Trademarks for Podcasting and PodcastersBy Justin M. Jacobson, Esq. In addition to the licensing of music and content for a podcast and other related business considerations for operating a podcast, there are also a variety of intellectual property protections that a podcast operator could employ to efficiently manage and safeguard […]
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Legal Tips for Operating and Hosting a Podcast – Business Formations, Contracts, and Disclosures

Legal Tips for Operating and Hosting a Podcast – Business Formations, Contracts, and DisclosuresBy Justin M. Jacobson, Esq. Building off a previous article, with the rise of individuals, professionals, and businesses hosting, creating, and distributing their own podcast shows or series, it is crucial that a podcast operator is aware of the some of their […]
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COVID-19 Update on Talent Visas for Entertainers, DJs, and Musicians

COVID-19 Update on Talent Visas for Entertainers, DJs, and MusiciansBy Justin M. Jacobson, Esq. and Pablo G. Velez, Esq. of Velez & Cipriano, PLLC The last two years have been unpredictable, especially for live music, concerts, nightclubs, and any other large social gathering of people in any space. However, it is important for an entertainer […]
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