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[ Brain Food ] The Harry Fox Agency

ChaseLawyers On: Breaking Into The Music Industry Today’s Topic: The Harry Fox Agency (HFA) Under US copyright law (and in most other developed countries), an individual has copyright ownership in his/her original musical composition as soon as he/she fixes it in a “tangible medium” (like writing it down or recording it). One of the important…

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[ Brain Food ] ChaseLawyers: TuneCore v CDBaby

ChaseLawyers℠ On Breaking Into The Music Industry Today’s Topic: TuneCore v CDBaby With digital music sales increasing due to the decline of physical albums, companies (called “aggregators”) such as TuneCore and CDBaby are revolutionizing marketing opportunities for independent artists. Aside from offering online music distribution and performance-royalty collection (working alongside PROs), they also collect publishing…

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[ Brain Food ] ChaseLawyers “Work-For-Hire”

ChaseLawyers On Breaking Into The Music Industry According to the United States Copyright Act [17 USC Sec. 102], an author enjoys copyright protection as soon as he/she “fixes” his/her original work in a “tangible medium of expression” (for example by writing it down or recording it). The same principle applies, however, for independent contractors (artists,…

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