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Songwriter’s Corner

Songwriter’s Corner is a collection of articles from the archives of both the original newsletter version of Law on the Row and from its online sibling. These articles will be of particular interest to songwriters.

Last Man Standing – collaborating with other songwriters

By | November 2nd, 2007|Categories: Copyright Issues, Entertainment Industry News, Music Industry, Music Law, RIAA, Songwriting|

See Jane. See Jane write lyrics. See Dick. See Dick write melodies. See Dick meet Jane. See Dick and Jane combine their efforts and collaborate together to write a song. This is one frequent story [...]

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Holy Copyright, Batman! The Legal Doctrine of Scenes a Faire

By | October 11th, 2007|Categories: Copyright Issues, Entertainment Industry News, Music Law, Music Row News, Songwriting|

This article originally appear in the print edition of Law on the Row, Volume 2, Issue 1 on September 9, 2002.  Imagine two musical works written in a minor key using a standard jazz progression [...]

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Taming the “Big Bad Record Company”

By | March 21st, 2001|Categories: Copyright Issues, Entertainment Law, Music Publishing, Songwriting|Tags: , , , |

What songwriters can do to improve their negotiating strength in an entertainment deal A very common theme among my songwriter and artist clients is the subject of how they were "ripped off" by their record [...]

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