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My all-time favorite music genre is rock, so naturally most of my top favorite musical acts are bands. I also live and work in Atlanta, where bands seem to be the predominant art form, at least in the live venues I frequent. That’s not a......

A lot of my clients are musical artists – either they write songs or they record songs, or both – so understanding the differences between the rights and royalty streams available to songwriters versus those available to recording artists is incredibly important to an artist’s......

For decades I thought I knew what it meant to be a dedicated fan of my favorite musical artists – I’d listen to their music, share it with my friends, attend the live shows – but it wasn’t until I started managing a band two......

Summer is a great time to release new music – just be sure to steer clear of common rookie mistakes. For readers who pursue music as a hobby, the following list is not for you – just keep doing what makes you happy. This is......

What are they? ASCAP, BMI and SESAC are the three performance rights organizations (“PROs”) in the United States tasked with collecting and distributing certain types of royalties on behalf of songwriters and publishers. The PROs are not record labels, publishers, or distributors, nor do they......

Every entertainment lawyer offer his or her own particular set of skills, but what they all have in common is specialization in contract law and copyright law. Entertainment lawyers advise and counsel clients on the rights they have or may need to acquire in order......

“Music publishing” is a term commonly used but rarely understood, even by those who claim to work in the music industry. However, it is also one of the most complex aspects of the music business, so it’s no wonder there’s so much confusion about it.......