Music Business Law

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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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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Music Licensing for Restaurants, Nightclubs and Bars

Copyright Law: Music Licensing for Restaurants, Nightclubs and BarsBy Justin M. Jacobson, Esq. When operating a business, it is important for an owner to be aware of how restaurants, nightclubs, bars, and other hospitality enterprises can legally play music for its guests. Specifically, a public performance license must be obtained by the venue owner from […]
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Copyright of Dance Choreography

Music Law: Copyright of Dance ChoreographyBy Justin M. Jacobson, Esq. Over the years, there has been an on-going public debate regarding the copyright protection afforded to the “creator” of a dance. This includes a dispute brought by Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air actor, Alfonso Ribeiro for his “Carlton Dance” against game developer, Epic Games. Furthermore, several […]
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