Should You Sign a Music Publishing Deal?

If you write your own songs, at some point in your career you will want to consider whether signing with a music publishing company makes sense. Music publishers are sort of like record labels, but for your compositions rather than … Continue reading

What Constitutes Songwriting? The Million Dollar Question in the Music Industry

What constitutes songwriting? As an entertainment lawyer, it is the single question I get asked the most. And without a doubt, its one of the most important and complex questions in the music industry today. While most musicians know very … Continue reading

Should Musicians Give Their Producer Songwriting Credit?

A very common question I get asked by my musician friends and clients is whether they should give their producer songwriting credit on songs they’ve produced. This question brings up a key distinction to be drawn between the Songwriting Copyright and the Sound Recording … Continue reading