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May 26, 2016

A song is two works in one

What is a song? In the music industry, it is more than simply putting pen to paper and fingers to an instrument. A song is both the musical composition (music and any accompanying words) and the sound recording. The musical composition may include the phonorecord of your song (disc or...

March 21, 2016

How do I "copyright" my work? The answer may be easier than you think.

As an entertainment lawyer, I represent artists, photographers, authors, screenwriters, scriptwriters, playwrights, designers, lyricists, songwriters and other creative professionals. One commonly-asked question I get all the time is “how do I copyright my work?” The answer is easy—once you have written, or painted, or sculpted, or recorded, or otherwise permanently...

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