- When you help write a song, you legally become a co-owner of the song.
- This means that as a songwriter, you have legal rights and are entitled to publishing income relating based on your contribution.
- However, you must legally protect yourself in order to prove your ownership interest in the song.
- Learn how to protect your legal rights as a songwriter at http://StartYourMusicBusiness.com
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Audrey K. Chisholm, Esq. is the founder and senior partner of Chisholm Law Firm, LLC (http://CLFattorneys.com). She is a nationally renowned attorney and represents individuals in the music business in entertainment, corporate, litigation, and intellectual property (copyright and trademark) legal matters. She is a member of the Florida Bar Association. Her clients include record labels, songwriters, music publishers, producers and artists whose works have been featured on MTV®, American Idol®, VH1® and more. She is the published author of the #1 Amazon Bestselling book in music business “Start Your Music Business™” and “Run Your Music Business™” (Coming Soon).
She is a sought after speaker at conferences and events and has spoken to audiences of over 13,000 people. Attorney Chisholm is also the founder of a 12-year-old federally recognized 501(c)(3) tax-exempt non-profit organization, Revolution Leadership, Inc. (http://RevolutionLeadership.org), that provides educational leadership programming, financial management, and entrepreneurship training, and awards college scholarships to high school students and has served over 1,400 students nationwide. She resides in Orlando, Florida with her husband, financial author Dr. Juan Chisholm.
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