The inability of musicians to perform live in person during the pandemic has been painful, both psychologically and economically. Even as we try to move forward into a new normal, uncertainty remains where live musical performance is concerned. The purpose of today’s conversation is to explore avenues of musical revenue generation that can be undertaken in isolation, potentially with minimal recording equipment. All of these revolve around the value attached to music protected and compensated via copyright law. The ability to generate income doing work of this kind will of course depend on a variety of musical and extra-musical factors including whether you are also a songwriter, producer, as well as your business acumen, entrepreneurial spirit and plain old luck. But there may be more options available to you than you were aware of. The purpose of today’s conversation is to explore those options.
About Barry Heyman, Esq.
Barry Heyman has been practicing entertainment, intellectual property (copyrights and trademarks), and new media law for 20 years. In 2004, Barry founded Heyman Law where he is the principal attorney. In his law practice, Barry advises individuals and business on a wide variety of legal matters including drafting and negotiating contracts, forming corporate entities, and handling copyright, trademark, and other intellectual property matters. In addition, he provides strategic and commercial advice on various aspects of the music and media industries, including current technological changes and alternative copyright distribution and exploitation models.
MFM seeks to bring together musicians from all disciplines, styles, traditions and localities in the cause of their mutual self-betterment. Whether through education, networking or political action, MFM's ultimate goal is to elevate the work of all musicians to the level of a true profession, one which is recognized and appropriately rewarded by the society in which they live and work.