The Brassel FIRM PROVIDES Counsel to Musicians, Record Labels, The Film anD TELEVISION Industry, Photographers, Authors, and More
Music: CONtrACTS AND LICENSING
The world of music is ever growing and evolving, and we’re not just talking about sound trends. With the consistent introduction of varying revenue streams and distribution channels, the opportunity for profit grows, but so does the complexity. We take pride in clearly explaining and navigating the often foggy landscape of entertainment law and its relationship to music industry professionals of all types. We help our clients draft and negotiate contracts relating to recording, publishing, licensing and distribution, sponsorship and merchandising.
Ideas, tangible or not, are the most important things to protect in today’s competitive creative market. With so many channels and constantly replenishing feeds to watch out for, tracing the ownership and originality of a design, brand name, or invention needs the laser-focused eye of a trained attorney. We’ll handle the search, application, and filing process of trademarks and copyrights. And if your idea has been infringed upon, our litigation team will negotiate the best possible licensing and settlement agreements.
LABEL ADMIN SERVICES
Artists are more empowered than ever and can control their careers by owning their masters and releasing them on their own labels. Even so, you still need someone in your corner to help you take care of business: contracts, negotiation, royalty tracking and recovery, and more. The Brassel Firm helps empower artists by acting as the business affairs department for their operations. Once a record is mixed, we help do everything from assigning ISRC codes and getting sample clearances to negotiating producer contracts and getting releases for album artwork.
TELEVISION & FILM
The way people consume visual entertainment is constantly in flux, so the laws must adapt quickly. The Brassel Firm strives to anticipate these changes so you can focus more on creating a performance of a lifetime. Among our clients are actors, directors, writers, and many other industry talents. We draft and negotiate development, production, financing, and sales & distribution agreements. Tailoring each contract according to a project’s scope, size, and budget, we secure the creative rights our clients’ work hard for.
The internet is still like the Wild West. New opportunities and challenges pop up for creatives on a regular basis - today you get an offer from a brand to promote it on Instagram, tomorrow you found out someone is using your record in an online video without your permission. The Brassel Firm helps our clients navigate legal issues that might arise from doing business online, including making sure you’re complying with online trade and advertising laws, protecting your work online, and ensuring you have policies in place to protect your fans’ privacy and trust.
The CREATIVES LEGAL ADVISOR PROGRAM
We’ve got a special program in place to make sure that legal advise is affordable and accessible to people who need it the most - creators like you. Call us today to find out more about the program.