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A Primer on Music Publishing

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Course Information

Time 1h 1m
Difficulty Beginner
Topics covered in this course: Arts & Entertainment

Course Description

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.  


Learning Objectives:

  1. Gain an overview of the many different facets involved in music publishing including all of the income streams that make up music publishing
  2. Explore the nuts and bolts of what’s involved in music publishing deals, including understanding the distinction between various types of agreements
  3. Develop strategies for representing clients in the modern music business

Credit Information

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Faculty

Ronald Bienstock

Scarinci Hollenbeck, LLC

Ron has been practicing as an entertainment and IP practitioner for thirty -seven years, over the years his clients have included Dream Theater, Liquid tension Experiment, Steven Wilson, Porcupine Tree,  Living Colour,  Beth Hart, King Crimson, Simple Plan, Haken, Mountain, Leslie West, Billy Joel, Joe Satriani,  Winger, Darryl Jones, Steve Morse , Stryper, Hawa, Shawn Patterson, Greg Phillinganes, King Diamond, Mercyful Fate, Cannibal Corpse amongst many other artists. In addition, he represents songwriters, publishers, producers , production companies, and distributors. In the music instrument field Ron  represents Peavey, Sadowsky Guitars, Collings Guitars, Dean Guitars, ESP Guitars ,  Schecter Guitars,  Framus/ Warwick, WD Music Products, Kala,  Cannonball Musical Instruments, DiMarzio, EMG, JHS , Aguilar,  JodyJazz,  also amongst many others.   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 , the Doobie Brothers , Foreigner and Billy Joel. He presently records and performs, with former Renaissance guitarist, Ryche Chlanda  in 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. 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 their three key guitar and bass body shapes. Ron is adjunct at NYU and frequently guest lectures at various law schools and universities. 

Bar Admissions:

NY, NJ, WA





Reviews

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Thomas T.

Excellent! - Thanks

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Michael S.

Fantastic. He was great. Incredibly interesting

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Robin B.

Great course. Extremely interesting topic, and the speaker is awesome. I could listen to him talk about grass growing and not be bored.

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Reginald E.

More with this professor!

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Mark D.

Great presentation. Organized well.

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Paul N.

This course was terrific with a lot of information packed into one hour. I would very much like to see this program in an expanded version (maybe a 3 hour program) covering some of the same topics more slowly and in greater detail. Still great CLE

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Michael G.

Excellent presentation. Covered a ton of material on music publishing. Great job!

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John M.

The speaker was very knowledgeable and presented a complex subject in an understandable way for those new to the subject.

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Laurel J.

Great overview of a complicated practice area

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Trevor C.

I've got so many songs to publish. Wish he was my lawyer.

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Robert D. F.

Very informative presentation.

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Catherine B. M.

Very informative, and sets out broad concepts to keep in mind

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Linda B.

I would recommend this program--with no hesitation. It is fabulous.

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Mark S. P.

That was exceptional. Clear and concise with occasional references to earlier steps made it very easy to follow.

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Garreth s.

Excellent presentation by a knowledgeable practitioner. Really good.

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Jonathon M.

Ron was fantastic!

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Keely W.

Exceptionally helpful.

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Jerry B.

really thorough and informative. Great job.

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Wilbert C.

Great practical and useful information...very clear and easy to understand.

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Kathryn T.

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.

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Edward H.

Great course!

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Katherine D.

Mr. Bienstock does a phenomenal job of demystifying the arcane and complex world of music publishing. Highly recommend this illuminating presentation.

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Stephen O.

Excellent, clear presentation

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gerard m.

The best explanation I have heard on this complex subject great speaker funny knowledgeable and a very clear presenter he deserves more courses

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Mia S.

Just awesome. Broke down such convoluted material into its rawest form. Thank you. Also, the jokes were funny.

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Joseph C.

Good presenter Good presenter.

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Inyeai O.

Good session! Will have to listen to this several times to feel solid.

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Pamella M.

OUTSTANDING overview of music publishing! Excellent slides and charts!

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Lily L.

Fantastic topic

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John F. L.

One of the best!

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Daniel G.

Lots of useful information!

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Josh N.

Excellent substantively and in delivery, very clear

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Eric C.

Clear and concise presentation. Reflects well on the presenter.

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Claire A.

Great presentation!

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Susan M.

he was terrific. super clear.

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JAMES B.

Interesting...great presentation!

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Jonathan D.

Great speaker and content!

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Dale D.

Excellent speaker. Very clear. Very informative.

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Frances K.

One of the best Lawline speakers/presenters I've heard in two years of CLE courses. More like this please!

LB
Lynn B.

excellent, clear presentation!

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Harry C.

very knowledgeable instructor. very informative course

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Susan C.

Very interesting subject. Great to learn about a new area in the law. Very knowledgeable presenter.

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E. Nathan S.

Very interesting overview of a subject about which I knew nothing.

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Jordan P.

Excellent overview

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Robert B.

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.

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Rachel B.

Good presenter. Entertaining and clear.

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Jeffrey W.

best of all the programs so far

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John W.

Very interesting.. Learned a lot

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Antonious P.

Super informative!

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Joe H.

Terrific presentation with effective delivery and informative charts.

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Pamela R.

Highly informative

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Larry N.

Excellent, Great speaker

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Mark R.

Excellent written material. The master chart helped to simplify a complex subject.

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Atisa S.

Good

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Sarah K.

Loved this "professor". He really knows what he's talking about. He conveyed the information

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Haseeb Q.

Incredibly knowledgeable, and distilled very complex concepts to digestable chunks. Highly recommend!

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mark f.

Best class and instructor so far. Very knowledgeable dude.

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James P.

I've never heard music publishing presented in such an organized, easy-to-understand fashion

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Thomas P.

Excellent!

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rosemary s.

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!

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Lorenzo L.

The instructor was excellent!

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Amanda D.

very clear speaker, was extremely easy to follow, thank you!

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Robert I.

Very good presenter. Well organized material. Clear presentation of arcane material.

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Holly T.

Very well spoken speaker. Great slides.

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Grant V D.

Best online CLE I've seen in a while.

SR
Susan R.

Excellent, knowledgeable, and well organized instructor.

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Max S.

Instructor did a great job. Organization/structure/presentation made subject easy to learn.

JG
Jeffrey G.

Material was organized and presented well.

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Michael W.

Really good clear-lots of info

JH
Jesse H.

Excellent all around. Probably the best Lawline course I've ever taken in terms of clarity, real world application and engagement content.

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Richard R.

The speaker is good and informative. My second CLE with him. Thanks.

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Lauren S.

Very informative and easy to listen to ! Great seminar

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Phil S.

Best presenter ever!!

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Steven S.

Great

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Michael T.

presentation engaging and informative

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Andrew B.

Very interesting, the material was top notch as well.

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Brian P.

Excellent presenter!

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Alicia A.

Excellent CLE presentation. Interesting and just the right amount of humor.

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michael a.

excellent presentation by Bienstock!

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Doris N.

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.

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Christopher P.

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.

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Craig S.

Great presentation of a complicated subject.

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David T.

Excellent!!!!

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Joseph H.

interesting topic presented by an excellent speaker

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