Join Joel Schoenfeld, who has 30 years of experience as a music attorney in-house at record companies, representing recording artists as a private attorney, and teaching music law as an adjunct at a private law school, as he presents the basic issues and forms that are currently in use today in recording contracts throughout the United States and how to navigate negotiating them.
Key issues in record contracts will be discussed including terms, creative controls, royalty rates, and more. Different types of deals will also be discussed, with particular attention paid to 360 Deals.
Joel Schoenfeld, partner at Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp LLP, specializes in licensing and protecting digital rights globally, negotiating and drafting various music industry label, artist, publishing and songwriter contracts, international intellectual property, and mergers & acquisitions.
Before joining MSK, Joel spent several years operating businesses in the music industry, making him a valuable asset to his clients because of his appreciation for the challenges they face in running their businesses every day.
Provides copyright policy advice to a major international music publisher
Represents several young singer/songwriters looking to have careers at a major level in the entertainment world
Represented Major Music Publisher in complex acquisition agreements.
Represents Major Record Label on digital and copyright issues
Represents a major online entertainment company in acquisition and intellectual property matters
Represented major cable television network in transactional matters
Represented two of the largest venture capital funds and one of the largest investment banks in digital music investments
Represents start-up websites and app developers
Professional, Business, and Civic Affiliations
Adjunct Professor of Law, New York Law School
Of the 8 or so courses I've completed thus far, I really enjoyed this one the most. The instructor was a little off topic and shifting around a bit, but he was nonetheless on point with the lecture.
Very good intro course
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