Social Media Disclosures for Gaming & Social Media Influencers

Paid Endorsements and Social Media Posts: Social Media Disclosures for Gaming & Social Media InfluencersBy Justin M. Jacobson, Esq. Today’s entertainment, sports, music, and gaming worlds are dominated by the rise of influential celebrities and personalities commonly referred to as “influencers.” Many of these influencers operate in the physical space as well as within the […]
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After You Create An Entity – The “Loan-Out” and Music Production Companies

Music Business Law: After You Create An Entity – The Musician and Artist “Loan-Out” and Music Production Companies By Justin M. Jacobson, Esq. Previously, I explored some of the potential benefits that an artist, musician, music producer or engineer receives from establishing a business entity such as an LLC or corporation.  I also discussed some […]
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A Musician’s Basic Guide To Business Entities And Taxes In New York State

Music Business Law: A Musician’s Basic Guide To Business Entities And Taxes In New York State By Justin M. Jacobson, Esq. As an individual embarks on their chosen journey, a career in music and in the music business, it is essential for them to have a basic understanding of the complexities and formalities associated with […]
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Trademark Law: A Musician’s Basic Guide to Trademark Law

A Musician’s Basic Guide to Trademark LawBy Justin M. Jacobson, Esq. Continuing from our prior installment where we discussed copyright law and how it relates to the music industry, we should now briefly explore how trademark law is related to the music business. Trademark Law Protection for Musicians Protection of Artist’s Stage Name, A Band […]
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What Is “Publishing” Money In The Music Business? A Look At How Musicians, Songwriters and Producers Make Money From Publishing

What Is “Publishing” Money In The Music Business?A Look At How Musicians, Songwriters and Producers Make Money From PublishingBy Justin M. Jacobson, Esq. While songwriters, musicians and record producers are often advised by their fellow artists to keep their own publishing, such an approach is no longer especially applicable in the modern music economy. It […]
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Why You Still Should Register A “Copyrighted” Work

Copyright Law: Why You Still Should Register A “Copyrighted” WorkBy Justin M. Jacobson, Esq. A common misconception in the entertainment industry is that an author has a “copyright registration” in the work upon completion and the publication of the created work. However, this is not entirely true. Although the Berne Convention, which the United States […]
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What Are NFTs (Non-Fungible Tokens)? A Look At NFTs in the Art, Entertainment, Music, Sports, Esports and Video Games Worlds

What Are NFTs (Non-Fungible Tokens)? A Look At NFTs in the Art, Entertainment, Music, Sports, Esports and Video Games WorldsBy Justin M. Jacobson, Esq. NFTs or “non-fungible tokens” are all the buzz in today’s entertainment, sports, art, esports and video game industries. This includes musicians earning millions of dollars through releasing their own NFTs, celebrities […]
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Oh, No! They Rescheduled the Harry Styles Concert! Force Majeure and “Rain or Shine” Language in a Time of Disasters and Pandemics

Oh, No! They Rescheduled the Harry Styles Concert! Force Majeure and “Rain or Shine” Language in a Time of Disasters and Pandemics By Jeremy M. Evans, Esq. and Justin M. Jacobson, Esq. The sale of many consumer goods, including concert tickets, indicates something along the lines of “rain or shine.” Does this include disasters that […]
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