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.
“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