Music Business Law

Bands, Brands and Artist Names – Own Them Or Risk Losing Them.

Trademark Law: Bands, Brands and Artist Names – Own Them Or Risk Losing Them.By Justin M. Jacobson, Esq. An artist, band or brand name is one of the most important, if not, the most important feature in an individual’s career. Therefore, ownership and prior proper clearance of a particular name is prudent; and, generally, the […]
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Live Performance and Appearance Agreements

Live Performance and Appearance Agreements for Musicians, DJs, Bands and Musical ActsBy Justin M. Jacobson, Esq. While there has been a decline in recorded music sales, the live performance sphere of the music business continues to post substantial numbers.  For example, in 2016, Billboard Magazine stated that global “gross box-office revenue” exceeded “$5.5 billion dollars.”   […]
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Brand Sponsorship and Endorsement Agreements For Musicians

Music Law: Brand Sponsorship and Endorsement Agreements For Musicians, DJs and BandsBy Justin M. Jacobson, Esq. This article examines the music publisher and its exclusive publishing agreement with a songwriter. In addition to the standard exclusive publishing agreement explored below, there are other types of related agreements a songwriter could potentially sign with a music […]
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Music Law: Publishing Deals – Songwriter and Music Publisher Agreements

Music Law: Publishing Deals – An Examination of the Songwriter and Music Publisher RelationshipBy Justin M. Jacobson, Esq. This article examines the music publisher and its exclusive publishing agreement with a songwriter. In addition to the standard exclusive publishing agreement explored below, there are other types of related agreements a songwriter could potentially sign with […]
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