The Essential Music Publishing course is an introductory (and refresher) course for artists, songwriters, producers, and entrepreneurs in the music industry. Learn the ins and outs of Publishing, Performance Rights Orgs, registration, sync licensing and negotiations, youtube royalty streams, and more, straight from one of Latin music's top entertainment lawyers. Pierre Hachar, Jr., Esq. will be breaking it all down for you so you can get organized and start to make the money you deserve for your music. In This course you will getl:
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Just wanted to take a minute to tell you why I decided to make this courseware, why I truly believe it's valuable, and will help you get further along in your career. This is a tough business, and getting access to the people who can help is difficult, but I know that when you're done with this series, you'll be able to take the necessary steps toward successfully monetizing your music. Thanks for choosing this course, and please feel free to ask questions!
All the best,
Pierre Hachar, Jr. Esq.
Let's start at the beginning: Music Publishing 101. Even if you're not a beginner, consider this a refresher course on some very important basics which, actually, many artists and songwriters ask me about often, from all levels of expertise. It's important to know these basics and build up from here. So, let's get started!
In this lecture, you will learn about PRO's (Performing Arts Organizations), the different ways to register entire compositions with some PRO's, and how ownership splits work, whether acting as publisher, songwriter, or both. This will save you time and the headaches of figuring out how to get your portion of songs registered properly so you can get paid for your work or part of your work.
Interested in licensing your songs for films, commercials, tv, etc? You need to understand synchronization rights, how they work, and how to negotiate the right deal for your sync licenses. There is no standard rate for syncs, this is all negotiated, and you don't want to get underpaid! We'll also touch upon the very important concept of MFN (Most Favored Nations.). This is very valuable. You need to know this!
It's important for songwriters to understand that getting a publisher isn't the sole solution! There is so much more to it than that. You not only have to be sure getting into a publishing deal at all is right for you in the current state of your career, but which one is right for you. The idea of it all can seem really overwhelming. It is important to remember that this is a business of "people" before the "paper." In order to be able to follow your gut to make the right decisions in your career, you need the right counsel and enough knowledge to know how to navigate the task of having the the right people back your career. Now, let's get into it! I want to save you the headache of ending up in the wrong deal!! Send questions if you have any!
A major brand wants to use your song (composition) MFN Master and Co-publishers, for a TV campaign. You wrote the song with two other writers. Test your knowledge on MFN and Sync negotiations to make sure you know what your share is. Let's try a scenario...
Pierre Hachar, Jr., Esq. is a Florida Attorney, concentrating his practice in Entertainment, with a particular focus on the Latin market. He is the founder of The Hachar Law Firm, P.A., and is the recipient of the 2012 Entertainment Lawyer of the year award by FREC (Florida’s Film Recording & Entertainment Counsel). He has, and currently represents, top charting, Latin Grammy and Grammy award winning artists and entertainment professionals in the music industry, currently representing the longest # 1 billboard-charting artist in Latin music history.
He continues to write, manage and produce records with his team. He currently manages the #1 Venezuelan recording artist TREO, and has struck major deals with the group through strategic management. His representation gained them a Latin Grammy nomination in 2013, and their last single went to #1 on the Tropical Billboard Charts in August of 2014. His roster of clients at the firm make up the next generation of music makers in the Latin music industry, with deals stemming from multinational record deals, lead roles in nickelodeon, to Hollywood. His latest milestone includes closing the biggest publishing deal in Latin music history between hit producer/songwriter Maffio and BMG Latino.
Hachar has been an invited guest speaker at the Florida International University School of Law, to speak to law students on different revenue streams available to the artist in todays music business model. Before founding his law firm, he represented under the title of Business Affairs, the estates of legendary artist and 7 time Grammy award winning Celia Cruz, and the Israel Lopez “Cachao” estate.