The Benefits of Incorporating Your Band as an LLC

As an up-and-coming musician who is looking to make it in the world of music, you want to make sure that you make all of the right decisions so you will have the legal protection you need in case there is a problem in the future. As a member of a band, you will likely encounter disagreements and disputes both within and from outside of the band, and you should take steps to mitigate your band’s risks. Most band Read More

Take a Stand for Yourself

Hello! I can’t believe we are half way through December. It seems like just yesterday we were looking forward to fall (or mourning the end of summer). In keeping with the holiday season and the tradition of new beginnings for the New Year, I wanted to share an inspiring story about one of my clients, a talented young songwriter and artist. About a year ago, prior to becoming my client, he was asked to work on an Read More

A Guide to US Performing Rights Organizations

Most musicians get into the recording arts industry to create art and share their talent with the world, not for the money. However, that doesn’t change the fact that you need some sort of income to pay the bills and allow you to continue making your art. Your music is your copyrighted intellectual property. When it is used by other people, you are entitled to royalties. Music is used in many different ways. When Read More

Why Your Band Needs a Formal “Band Agreement” and How to Begin

When you’re just playing music with your friends for fun, it is great to keep everything very casual. Once you start making real money, and your band is gaining popularity, however, you’re going to want to get a band agreement in place. While it may seem unnecessary right now, you’ll be glad you have it down the road if and when a disagreement or other problem presents itself. What is a Band Agreement? A band Read More