Songwriters Law Seminar is a three-verse seminar exploring the business of music, songwriters, and music publishing. The seminar offers unprecendented one-on-one access to entertainment attorneys skilled in counseling artists and creative entrepreneurs in the music industry!
Songwriters Law Seminar is proud to welcome Mr. Jim Vellutato, Vice Preseident of A&R for Sony/ATV Music Publishing for an in-depth discussion into the world of music publishing. As a special bonus, each attendee may submit one track as part of our demo listening session with Jim.
|By March 19th||After March 19th|
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Limited Availability - Maximum Attendees: 20
VERSE I (10:00a-11:30a): Copyright & Collaboration – Protecting Your Work and Earning Money
In verse one of the seminar, we will learn about the role copyright law plays in a songwriter’s career and discuss ways of earning money from songwriting (and how to obtain a copyright). We will also explore songwriter collaboration – common oversights made during the process and the importance of a songwriter agreement.
- What is a copyright and how do I get one?
- How do I make a living from my songs?
- What should I know about collaboration before I embark on one?
VERSE II(a) (11:45a-12:30p): Publishing Contracts (& Other Licensing Deal Terms)
In this verse, we will introduce the role of the music publisher. This part explores the different types of publishing agreements and the particular deal points to be negotiated. We will also discuss the major deal terms of any licensing contract, focusing on licenses for film, television, commercial, and video games.
- The role of a music publisher.
- Material contract terms of a co-publishing and administration agreement.
- Other music licenses and the important deal points to negotiate.
LUNCH BREAK (12:30p-1:30p)
VERSE II(b) (1:30p-2:15p): Publishing Contracts (& Other Licensing Deal Terms) Cont'd
In this verse, we will continue to explore the different types of publishing agreements. We will also discuss the importance of treating your career like a business and walk you through the steps for creating your own business as songwriter/self-publisher; and we will present the additional factors a business person should consider in creating a full-fledged publishing company.
- Starting your own music company - business formation 101.
VERSE III (3:30p-5:00p): Singer-Songwriters and Recording Agreements – Implications on Publishing
Verse Three of the Songwriters Law Seminar focuses on songwriters that are also recording artists. This part explores the interplay between songwriting, publishing deals, and recording contracts – examining the differences in copyright protection between musical compositions (songs) and sound recordings (masters), highlighting the impact of the controlled composition clause of a recording agreement on a songwriter’s publishing, and looking to the role of the “360 deal” on the future of music publishing (if any).
- Musical Composition & Sound Recording – Knowing the Different Rights and Organizations.
- Which Came First?: Publishing Deal or Recording Contract.
- The Impact of the Controlled Composition Clause on Publishing.
- “360 Deals” and their Impact on Music Publishing (if any).
When & Where
Beame & Mencher LLP
Beame & Mencher LLP is a boutique law practice based in New York City providing legal advice and counsel primarily in the entertainment, new media, culinary arts, and technology industries.