Representing The Music Industry

The music industry has changed profoundly and quickly in recent years. It was not very long ago that the radio and physical copies of records were the only way to distribute recordings.

The drastic changes in music distribution have given musicians more opportunities for distribution, but have also stripped them of many copyright protections at the same time. It is crucial for any recording artist to protect his or her work with sound music law contracts and agreements.

You Need An Entertainment Lawyer To Protect Your Interests

At The Law Office of Bryce D. Neier, PLLC, we are staunch advocates for creative professionals — particularly musicians, recording artists, producers and record executives — looking to develop lucrative careers while retaining their artistic integrity. Our work in music law and entertainment law is inherently tied to helping clients complete business deals, but we always remain sensitive to the personal nature of their goals.

When you work with us, we will take the time to develop a legal strategy that makes sense for you and your aspirations. You can be sure your work is protected and your potential for financial return is realized.

Support For The Entrepreneurship Of Music Professionals

Online downloads and music streaming services make it easier for listeners to hear new music without a large record company's promotional and distribution campaign. It also means, however, that musicians experience less of a direct financial return for each listen.

As a result, music licensing and placement have become a big part of how musicians get "discovered." Song placement in a commercial, a television show or a movie can do wonders for you and your business goals. Whether you are looking to produce and distribute recorded music, or are planning to organize an event or perform live, you need to make sure the contracts and agreements you sign have your best interests in mind.

Our music industry legal representation covers a wide range of issues including those related to:

  • Studio recording time and master ownership
  • Music producers and who has final say in the creative process
  • Record companies, promotions and distribution deals
  • Copyrights, publishing, intellectual property and branding rights
  • Performance rights organizations like:
    • The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP)
    • The Society of European Stage Authors and Composers (SESAC)
    • Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI)
  • Distribution channels like music streaming, online downloads, vinyl presses, radio broadcast and traditional media
  • Music placement in commercials, video games, television shows and movies
  • Live performances, venues, events and festivals

Attorney Bryce D. Neier has personal experience as a creative professional, which has helped him develop a uniquely effective entertainment law practice. He understands his clients' goals because he has worked to realize those goals himself in movie and television production.

Contact our firm in Fayetteville, North Carolina, to learn more about how Bryce D. Neier can help you through quality legal representation. We can be reached online or by telephone at 800-332-2807, and we handle cases throughout the United States.