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Esports Biz 101: Why A Player Representative And Where They Fit In?

Esports Biz 101: Why A Player Representative And Where They Fit In? By Justin M, Jacobson, Esq. Transparency is vital and so let’s start with a full disclaimer; I’m an esports player representative, so this may seem like a “pitch”, which in a way it undoubtedly is. However it is also meant to spotlight persistent […]

Esports tax law: A look at tax considerations for professional gamers

Esports Tax Law: A Look At Tax Considerations For Professional Gamers By Justin M. Jacobson, Esq. & Jason Feingertz, CPA, Esq. The Esports revolution continues as professional video-gaming continues to expand throughout the globe.  As with most professions, professional video game participants, sometimes referred to as a “gamer,” are subject to taxes in every country, […]

What’s A Will? Why Do You Need One?

What’s A Will? Why Do You Need One? By Justin M. Jacobson, Esq. “Daddy, what’s a will?” As Jay Z’s first-born child, Blue Ivy Carter, so eloquently inquired on her father’s track, “Legacy,” off his latest release, “4:44.”  The simple answer is that a will is a writing that lists how an individual’s estate will […]

An Examination Of The Songwriter and Music Publisher Relationship

An Examination Of The Songwriter and Music Publisher Relationship By Justin M. Jacobson, Esq. We will now examine the music publisher and its exclusive publishing agreement with a songwriter.  In addition to the standard exclusive publishing agreement explored below, there are other types of related agreements a songwriter could potentially sign with a music publisher, […]

THE JACOBSON FIRM NEGOTIATES EXCLUSIVE SONGWRITER & CO-PUBLISHING DEAL FOR SONGWRITER/RECORDING ARTIST KIDS OF THE FOREST WITH UNIVERSAL MUSIC PUBLISHING

11-16-17- THE JACOBSON FIRM NEGOTIATES EXCLUSIVE SONGWRITER & CO-PUBLISHING DEAL FOR SONGWRITER/RECORDING ARTIST KIDS OF THE FOREST WITH UNIVERSAL MUSIC PUBLISHING (New York, NY) The Jacobson Firm, P.C., on behalf of client, Songwriter and Recording Artist, Kids Of The Forest has successfully negotiated an exclusive songwriting and co-publishing deal with Universal Music Publishing.  Kids Of […]

THE JACOBSON FIRM NEGOTIATES PUBLISHING ADMINISTRATION DEAL FOR EDM ARTIST HALIENE WITH BMG TALPA MUSIC

10-06-17 – THE JACOBSON FIRM NEGOTIATES PUBLISHING ADMINISTRATION DEAL FOR EDM ARTIST HALIENE WITH BMG TALPA MUSIC (New York, NY) – The Jacobson Firm, P.C., on behalf of client, EDM Songwriter and Vocalist, HALIENE has successfully negotiated a publishing administration deal with BMG Talpa Music.  HALIENE has performed live on some of the EDM’s world […]

Pros and cons? Thoughts on the Overwatch League ‘new teams’ decision

Pros and cons? Thoughts on the Overwatch League ‘new teams’ decision By Justin M. Jacobson, Esq. This weekend, game developer, Activision Blizzard announced that the new teams in its “Overwatch League” will be compromised of newly established teams with the league owning the rights to these created teams. This new move has wide-spread impact, including […]

Esports Business 101 – “The Landscape”

Esports Business 101 – “The Landscape” By Justin M. Jacobson, Esq. & Harris Peskin, Esq. In the past few years, there has been an explosion of international exposure and interest in the world of competitive video gaming, better known as “esports.”  Electronic sports or esports have evolved to the mainstream with professional video-gamers competing in […]

A Look at Non-Traditional Trademarks: Color, Sound & Scent In The United States

A Look at Non-Traditional Trademarks: Color, Sound & Scent In The United States By Justin M. Jacobson, Esq. Trademarks and service marks are essential and valuable assets of a company.  They are used to identify the source of a particular good or service to the consuming public and are an indicator of the quality of […]