Entertainment Law

Entertainment Law

Even in situations where all parties involved share the same goal, misunderstandings can arise. May a public speaker record and upload to her personal YouTube channel her keynote address? If a tattoo artist creates an original image, does the bearer of the tattoo own the copyright to that image? Have your rights and responsibilities clearly delineated in a written agreement. We can write, edit, explain, negotiate, and/or offer our professional opinion on your music, film, modeling, graphic design, visual art, and speaking engagement agreements.

Packaged and Flat Rate Services (not inclusive of registration fees or any required travel):

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Recording Music

 On My Own  

Singer/Rapper/Instrumentalist releasing an album without a third party recording company

Mixing Music

Freshman Freshness 

New hip-hop producer shopping production to indie hip-hop artists

Artist at Work

Picture This 

Visual artist accepting commissions

Choosing From The Color Chart

Application for Trademark 

Person Writing

Copyright Registration 

Contract Review

Contract Review 

Signing Contract

Two Party Entertainment Contract 

Digital Contract

Contract Template 

Digital Contract

"Cease & Desist" Letter 

Film Reels

Review for Legal Issues 

$2,000

  • Formation of Recording company as a Limited Liability Company in your state (registration fee included)

  • Artist-Producer Agreement(s) (up to five)

  • Session Musician Work-For-Hire Agreement(s) (up to five)

  • Mechanical License for Cover Songs (up to five)

  • Copyright Registration of music album, lyrics sheet, sheet music (if any), and album cover artwork (if applicable) (application fees include)

  • Application for Trademark of Company name or logo (application fee for one class included)

$2,000

  • Formation of entertainment company as a Limited Liability Company in your state (registration fee included)

  • Negotiation of Artist-Producer Agreement(s) in first year (up to five)

  • Session Musician Work-For-Hire Agreement(s) in first year (up to five)

  • Template for Production Lease Agreement (beats for limited use available for download online)

  • Copyright Registration of unpublished production (up to ten) (application fee included)

  • Trademark of Company name or logo (application fee for one class included)

$850

  • Formation of arts company as a Limited Liability Company in your state (registration fee included)

  • Template Work-For-Hire Agreement with retention of copyrights

  • Template Lease Agreement (for limited use of images available online)

  • Copyright Registration of unpublished works (up to ten) (application fee included)

$1,800

  • Initial Consultation

  • Legal Research

  • Completion and e-filing of Application (application fee for two classes included)

  • Formatting Submission for e-filing

  • Answering Requests from Agency for more Information and Non-final Decision (if any)

  • Up to 5 "Cease & Desist" Letters within the first year of Registration

  • Up to 5 "Takedown" Requests within the First Year of Registration

$475

  • Initial Consultation

  • Legal Research

  • Conversion of Images/Audio/Text to Accepted Format

  • Completion and e-filing of Application (application fee included)

  • Answering Requests from Agency for more Information (if any)

  • Up to Three "Cease & Desist" Letters for Copyright Violation within the the first year of Registration

  • Up to Three "Takedown" Notices for Copyright Violation within the first year of Registration

$550

  • Initial Consultation (30 minutes)

  • Review of contract (25 pages or fewer) offered

  • Legal Research

  • Extended Consultation (60 minutes)

  • Professional Opinion about if the contract is a “good deal”

  • Written Summary of our Consultation in legal memo

  • Answer Follow up Questions

$1,800

  • Initial Consultation (30 minutes)

  • Write Two-Party Contract to your Specifications in fields of Entertainment (examples: Artist-Recording Company, Artist-Producer, Management, Live Performance, Modeling, Book Publication, Painting Commission)

  • Legal Research

  • Explanation of Terms

  • Up to Three Rewrites with Final Edits and Changes

  • Communication with opposing party/counsel (Does Not Include Agency where prohibited)

$1,200

  • Initial Consultation (30 minutes)

  • Create Contract Template for use in Volume Services (examples: Work-for-Hire, Release of Liability for appearance in Documentary/YouTube Channel, Lease of Copyright, Party Entertainer Appearance)

  • Fillable PDF format

  • Legal Research and Updates (as needed) for one year

  • Answer up to Three "Demand Letters" from aggrieved former customers (court representation available in New York only for additional fees) 

$550

  • Initial Consultation (30 minutes)

  • Legal Research

  • Write and Mail Letter to Party in Violation of your Trademark, your Copyright, or their Contractual Obligation

  • Follow up Twice with Other Party via in-person Meeting, where practical, Email or Phone

  • Send up to Three “Takedown” Notices to Third Party Content Providers (if applicable, where available)

  • Does Not Include In-Court Representation

$550

  • Initial Consultation (30 minutes)

  • Legal Research

  • Review of Unpublished Work (fewer than 20 pages of text, fewer than 20 minutes of audio or video, or smaller than 100 X 100 inches of visual art)

  • Analyze for Possible Trademark or Copyright violations, the “Fair Use” Exception thereto, and Possible Liability for libel/slander/defamation

  • Extended Consultation (40 minutes)

  • Written Summary of Consultation in legal memo

  • Final Review after Suggested Changes

   20+ Years of Combined Experience

Request a Consultation 

Whether you were just offered a contract for exploitation of your artistic talents or you are in need of an agreement to commission the art of another, contact us today for an initial consultation. Special student and non-profit pricing available. 

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