Tag: music law

  • Did Lorde Rip Off George Michael?

    Did Lorde Rip Off George Michael?

    Thoughts on Lorde’s new single, a familiar ’50s rock groove, and the hyper-litigious state of the music industry’s copyright law.

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  • Why and How to Copyright Your Original Music

    Why and How to Copyright Your Original Music

    In this climate of increasing lawsuits, protecting your intellectual musical property is becoming an essential tool in the songwriter’s toolkit. Learn more.

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  • 5 Music Copyright Cases Every Songwriter Should Know About

    5 Music Copyright Cases Every Songwriter Should Know About

    Take a tour of 5 important copyright infringement cases in music history to learn about the decisions that helped shape how we look at songwriting today.

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  • Covering and Sampling: The Basics

    Covering and Sampling: The Basics

    + Learn to create and arrange original, instrumental hip-hop music from sampling pioneer RJD2 himself in his new course on Soundfly, RJD2: From Samples to Songs. Despite its deep roots in musical tradition, covering and sampling other artists’ work is a sticky topic. Some songwriters have no issue with drawing inspiration from existing songs and sounds, while others […]

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  • 7 Key Members of Every Artist’s Team

    7 Key Members of Every Artist’s Team

    Being a musician is a full-time job. You chose to pursue this journey because of your desire to write, experiment, and perform — not to chase club promoters or make pitches to media outlets. And while being an independent artist is empowering, it doesn’t mean you have to do it alone. As many artists start […]

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  • Law and Order: 6 of the Most Famous Musical Court Cases and Who Won Them

    Law and Order: 6 of the Most Famous Musical Court Cases and Who Won Them

    + Welcome to Soundfly! We help curious musicians meet their goals with creative online courses. Whatever you want to learn, whenever you need to learn it. Subscribe now to start learning on the ’Fly. Most music fans don’t associate their favorite bands with the judicial system, except maybe for Justice, but famous lawsuits and court cases over the past hundred years continue […]

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  • Two Acts in Congress That Could Help International Artists Tour the US

    Two Acts in Congress That Could Help International Artists Tour the US

    Already sold? Click here and here to tell your representatives to support international artists who want to tour in the US. The USA is a notoriously difficult place to tour for international artists — from the difficulty and unpredictability of having to apply for visas, to being subject to intense questioning from TSA and customs officials for traveling with instruments, […]

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