April had several interesting music legal issues, but first, check out my most recent articles:
- My article to be published in Music Connection magazine, “You Signed a Deal You Shouldn’t Have. Now What?”
- Key Clauses in Management Agreements, Part 1: The Term (Video here.)
- “Is It Ever Worth It to Give Up Your Copyright Ownership?”
- Video: What Do Artists Earn from Spotify?
(In my last video, I talked about whether artists need Spotify. This time I discuss how much money artists actually make from it.)
In other news this month:
- All of us in the music business are reeling from the news of Prince’s death. Billboard recaps his legal legacy here.
- Led Zeppelin makes some progress in the “Stairway to Heaven” infringement lawsuit.
- YouTube and Spotify have expired deals with the major labels.
- Marvin Gaye’s heirs don’t get their attorney fees paid.
- Rick Ross’s “Hustlin'” copyright is invalid.
- The people behind the “Happy Birthday” lawsuit seek to free more old songs.
- The guys from Ratt battle over use of the band name.