Legal Issues in Music Covers

April 23, 2020

April 23, 2020

12:00 PM To 1:00 PM


Event Description

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Due to the recent information about the community spread of COVID-19, as a preventative measure, this class will be postponed. You may check back for updates. 

About this Class:

VLA is proud to present its popular series of free classes targeted to artists, students and practicing attorneys. The classes will be taught by current law school students.

Many popular musical hits were made famous by artists who re-recorded a song that was first recorded by someone else. From artists like Beyoncé to the Beatles, and songs like “I Will Always Love You,” to “Twist and Shout,” we learn that cover songs can be just as (if not more) valuable to the music industry, as the originals on which they are based. Whether you are just starting out, or you are an established cover band, it is important for all musical artists to know the legal issues around music covers. Join us on March 23, when we will discuss the various legal rights in a musical work, and the permissions required to record and perform cover songs.

This is a free event, but space is limited so please register in advance.


Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts

About the Organizers

About VLA Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts, celebrating its 50th year, is the pioneer in arts-related legal aid and educational programs about the legal and business issues that affect artist and arts organizations. VLA believes that individual artists and arts organizations deserve access to dedicated legal representation and advocacy to ensure that their voices are heard and that their interests are protected. VLA also believes that the arts community should understand certain legal and business matters to protect themselves and their work. To achieve these goals, VLA serves the arts community through 4 program areas: Legal Services with MediateArt; Education; Advocacy; and the Art & Law Residency. Our largest program, the VLA Legal Services Department, offers counseling and assistance to the entire arts community as well as our signature service of pro bono legal representation to low-income artists and nonprofit arts and cultural organizations. All of VLA’s other programs are open to the entire creative community as well as the lawyers and law students VLA trains to serve the arts community. As the first arts-related legal aid organization, VLA is the model for similar organizations around the world.

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