Entertainment Law

Entertainment Law

Chord progressions are often repeated

When you’re writing a song, you may start by settling on a base chord progression. This is the heart of the song. You may deviate from it a bit along the way, but it always comes back to that progression. The problem is that there are only so many progressions, and...

Could writer’s credit prevent a plagiarism claim?

It can be challenging to come up with something truly unique when writing a song. Whether you need a catchy hook or a metaphor to really drive home the emotional content of the song, the chances are good that previous works of music you have enjoyed will influence...

Who owns the copyright to a song?

A song's copyright is its legal ownership. Among other things, owning a song's copyright gives you the exclusive right to licensing the song, allowing you to earn royalties. That is, the copyright lets you make money off of the song by charging royalties, such as when...