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Roger Notario Music Copyright Interview: A Lesson To Artists

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An Interview With Attorney Roger Natario of Apollo’s Counsel where we discuss the importance of copyrighting your music and review a ton of myths floating around the industry.

This also builds off another discussion we had with Roger where we broke down the basics of music trademarks Here.

Roger Notario Music Copyright Interview

“Apollo’s Counsel is a law firm focusing on entertainment and intellectual property law. The goal here is to provide creative, client-centered approaches to traditional and emerging legal issues. 

Whether you need a contract reviewed, a trademark registered, or a sample cleared, the goal is to do what is best for you now and in the long run.”

Roger Notario Music Copyright Interview Timestamps

1:03 – What is a copyright

3:32 – Copyright Myths (People running away with your work)

4:56 – Cost associated with pursuing copyright infringement issues or registering copyrights

7:39 – Myths related to owning your copyrights from the moments of creation

11:39 – Myths related to purchasing beats like beat stars, for example 

12:53 – The importance and realities of preaching ownership

15:23 – Copyright, & Reversion Rights 

22:34 – Trademarks 

31:56 – Myth of thinking you’re entitled to something for simple recommendations you’ve made

32:48 – Myth you don’t require a lawyer until a certain point in your career.

35:46 – Manager vs Lawyer 

37:36 – Geographical area for finding a lawyer/myth of any lawyer will do

40:45 – Agreements with collaborators and approaching this 

44:32 – Myth of trusting everybody

46:07 – Writing your own lyrics Hip Hop vs the genres

49:19 – Advice for DIY, Services, Lawyer

53:56 – Future of the industry 

1:00:33 – Brands vs Music as a tool

1:10:29 – Getting money from labels & mob ties

1:17:25 – Book suggestions

1:19:06 – Mechanical licensing collective

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