What You Should Know About Production Agreements


One form of agreement that clients regularly ask me to negotiate, and that clients regularly ask me to draft, is what’s known as a production agreement, also called a production deal. Production agreements are especially popular in the rap, hip-hop, and pop genres, although they may appear elsewhere as well. They should be entered into, […]

New SoundExchange Letter of Direction

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In news that is probably exciting to very few of you, there’s a new SoundExchange Letter of Direction available on the SoundExchange website (link below). Yes, I’ll wait until the thundering applause dies down. What is SoundExchange? SoundExchange is a performance rights organization like ASCAP, BMI, and SESAC, except that they collect and distribute royalties on […]

John Seay to Discuss Producer Agreements at Georgia Lawyers for the Arts

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On Tuesday, August 11, 2015, Atlanta entertainment lawyer John Seay will lead a seminar on producer agreements at the Georgia Lawyers for the Arts offices at the King Plow Arts Center. The title of the seminar is “Producer Agreements 101: What They Are, What They Include, and How to Negotiate Them.” The seminar is free, although […]

Is Your Trademark Registrable or “Merely Ornamental”?

Guest post by Taylor Josey, rising 3L at the University of Georgia School of Law Is your trademark registrable or “merely ornamental”? There are a number of factors that must be considered when deciding whether to register a trademark. For instance, one must do a search to see whether a similar registered trademark already exists, […]