The priority is Jesus.” – Brock Shinen
One of the questions I receive the most is, “How do I go about copyrighting the songs I’m writing for my local church.” Well, I’m not the expert. But my guest on today’s show is. Brock Shinen is an Intellectual Property attorney who works with artists, churches, authors, and organizations surrounding this whole daunting concept.
I love Brock for this expertise and also for his love for Jesus. He works with Jesus Culture as one of his clients and is committed to the Kingdom of God.
If you are a songwriter, you need to listen to this and share it with 4,000 of your songwriting friends 🙂
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In this Episode You’ll Hear More About:
- How to get things done as an entrepreneur.
- The pros & cons of self publishing and traditional publishing.
- How to come up with new ideas as a writer.
- Why it’s important to protect your songs.
- The steps you need to take to copyright your work as a solo artist.
- The steps you need to take to copyright your work as a church worship team.
- How to determine what writers should be paid.
- How to avoid legal issues with the IRS.
- How to pay royalties.
- Paying songwriters and paying artists.
- The importance of a social media strategy.
- The problem with emulation and mimicking.
- How to pursue more authenticity.
Resources Mentioned in this Episode:
- Website: The Law Office of Brock Shinen
- Website: Brock Shinen
- Course: Protect Your Creative Works with US Copyright Registration with Brock Shinen
- Podcast: Malcolm DuPlessis on Indigenous Worship, Celebrity Leadership, & an Honest Look at Modern Worship
- Website: The Lefsetz Letter
- Podcast: The Cognipop Podcast
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Twitter: @bbshinen
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bbshinen/
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