Publishing is the most byzantine and arcane area of the music and recording business. It can be daunting to navigate, and misinformation runs rampant. In this session, veteran music business attorney Ron Bienstock will reveal what you must know about music publishing. Mr. Bienstock has represented such writers and artists as Billy Joel, Living Colour, Goo Goo Dolls, Simple Plan, Winger, King Diamond, Dream Theater, Porcupine Tree, Steven Wilson, Greg Phillinganes, Shawn Patterson (Everything Is Awesome), Peggy Stanziale (Dress You Up), and Barrett Strong among many others.
Mr. Bienstock will also provide an overview of the income streams in music publishing including but not limited to performance royalties, synchronization licenses, mechanical royalties, print and grand rights. Also included will be a discussion on the different types of music publishing agreements.
Former general counsel to the manufacturer of Ibanez Guitars and Tama drums, Ron’s clients include Dream Theater, Collins Guitars, Dean Guitars, ESP Guitar Company, Sadowsky Guitars, Schecter Guitars, Stuart Spector Designs, Warwick, WD Music Products, Cannonball Musical Instruments, and JodyJazz, Inc. As a performing and recording musician, Ron has performed extensively with various major recording artists. He co-founded “The Suits” and has appeared on Conan O’Brien and CNBC, and has performed on bills with many top-tier bands including the Spin Doctors, Blues Traveler, Eric Burden and the Animals and the Doobie Brothers. He presently records and performs, with former Renaissance guitarist, Ryche Chlanda and Flying Dreams. They have released two LP’s on Sony / The Orchard / TransGlobal Records.
Ronald S. “Ron” Bienstock, attorney and musician, joined Scarinci Hollenbeck after running his successful boutique entertainment and intellectual property law firm, Bienstock & Michael, LLC for 30 years. A corporate, entertainment, and intellectual property practitioner, he represents businesses as well as music manufacturers and songwriters, producers and musicians. As one of the most influential lawyers in the music business, Ron has a lifetime of accomplishments in the legal entertainment industry, on the stage, and in the studio. Among his many landmark wins was a victory against Fender Musical Instruments Corporation. Representing 17 guitar manufacturers in the trademark opposition proceeding against Fender, Ron successfully argued that Fender should not be allowed trademark registrations to three guitar and bass body shapes.
really thorough and informative. Great job.
Great practical and useful information...very clear and easy to understand.
This was a complex subject in which I had literally no interest. However, the speaker was so affable and organized that I actually enjoyed it.
Mr. Bienstock does a phenomenal job of demystifying the arcane and complex world of music publishing. Highly recommend this illuminating presentation.
Excellent, clear presentation
The best explanation I have heard on this complex subject great speaker funny knowledgeable and a very clear presenter he deserves more courses
Just awesome. Broke down such convoluted material into its rawest form. Thank you. Also, the jokes were funny.
Good presenter Good presenter.
Good session! Will have to listen to this several times to feel solid.
OUTSTANDING overview of music publishing! Excellent slides and charts!
One of the best!
Lots of useful information!
Excellent substantively and in delivery, very clear
Clear and concise presentation. Reflects well on the presenter.
he was terrific. super clear.
Great speaker and content!
Excellent speaker. Very clear. Very informative.
One of the best Lawline speakers/presenters I've heard in two years of CLE courses. More like this please!
excellent, clear presentation!
very knowledgeable instructor. very informative course
Very interesting subject. Great to learn about a new area in the law. Very knowledgeable presenter.
Very interesting overview of a subject about which I knew nothing.
Excellent!!! Exactly what I was looking for. If this presenter did another class on starting a practice representing music writer/publishers, I would be extremely interested in that as well.
Good presenter. Entertaining and clear.
best of all the programs so far
Very interesting.. Learned a lot
Terrific presentation with effective delivery and informative charts.
Excellent, Great speaker
Excellent written material. The master chart helped to simplify a complex subject.
Loved this "professor". He really knows what he's talking about. He conveyed the information
Incredibly knowledgeable, and distilled very complex concepts to digestable chunks. Highly recommend!
Best class and instructor so far. Very knowledgeable dude.
I've never heard music publishing presented in such an organized, easy-to-understand fashion
this was a great presentation. it was an area I did not know as much about and have found confusing in the past. This was so clear and illuminating. Fantastic job!
The instructor was excellent!
very clear speaker, was extremely easy to follow, thank you!
Very good presenter. Well organized material. Clear presentation of arcane material.
Very well spoken speaker. Great slides.
Best online CLE I've seen in a while.
Excellent, knowledgeable, and well organized instructor.
Instructor did a great job. Organization/structure/presentation made subject easy to learn.
Material was organized and presented well.
Really good clear-lots of info
Excellent all around. Probably the best Lawline course I've ever taken in terms of clarity, real world application and engagement content.
The speaker is good and informative. My second CLE with him. Thanks.
Very informative and easy to listen to ! Great seminar
Best presenter ever!!
presentation engaging and informative
Very interesting, the material was top notch as well.
Excellent CLE presentation. Interesting and just the right amount of humor.
excellent presentation by Bienstock!
Wow -- fantastic presentation. Should be a required 101 course for any other music course, unless you're already an expert in the area. I enjoyed every minute, something I cannot say about 95% of the CLEs I've taken.
Probably the best video I've watched yet on Sports and Entertainment Law. Great summary on Music Publishing. Looking forward to more courses from this attorney.
Great presentation of a complicated subject.
interesting topic presented by an excellent speaker