The digital revolution has made it more possible than ever for independent artists to affordably promote their music. Traditional marketing campaigns that could cost upwards of five or six (or seven) figures have now been supplanted by social media and low-cost online distribution. Indie musicians now have a worldwide audience for their art, and can reach that audience […]
Bar exams are happening nationwide in about two weeks. If you are looking for some study tips, we’ve got you covered. These two BTB articles have some useful bar prep advice: Bar Exam Tips: Flashcard Your Last Month! How I Passed the California Bar Exam While Practicing Full-Time And for a little bar exam entertainment. Here […]
On June 26, BTB wrote about a breach of contract lawsuit between 19 Recordings (who represents several American Idol artists) and record label Sony Music. As originally reported by Eriq Gardner of The Hollywood Reporter, 19’s lawsuit alleges that Sony’s equity stake in Spotify has caused the label to shortchange 19’s artists out of streaming royalties. […]
A lot of entertainment publications are expressing their displeasure lately at music superstars who impose burdensome concert photography policies on them. Artists like the Foo Fighters and Lady Gaga have required concert photogs to sign contracts which limit the ways their publication can use the pictures, and some contracts even go as far as to assign the photo copyrights to the […]
A selection of entertainment law stories that caught the eye of the Break the Business Team Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl performs in the opening of the U.S. leg of the band’s world tour despite a leg injury sustained during a June show in Sweden (so rock and roll). In other news, the band forces photojournalists at their […]
BTB is taking a break from posting for the 4th of July weekend. In lieu of an article, enjoy Ray Charles’ rendition of “America the Beautiful”. It is my favorite version of one of my favorite songs. Happy 4th!