How Do I Protect My Songs and My Recordings?

  • Max Hass, Esq.

  • Entertainment Attorney

  • Former Artist

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The laws and processes surrounding how to legally protect your song or recording, how it works when there are multiple songwiriters, when your work is actually protected etc. can be confusing at the very least.

In this video. entertainment attorney, Max Haas explains the ins and outs of copyrights and how they work. Video 1 has all of the basics you need to know, and video 2 gets into more complex but still common issues. Together, you'll have a working knowledge of how to best protect yourself and your works. 


Here is just some of the info Max shares in this video...

Copyright Protection

Find out exactly what your copyright registration protects and for how long.


Learn how to register your songs with the US Copyright Office

Multiple Writers

Learn the rules and berst practices to follow when you have more than one writer

Why & When To Register?

Find out why it's important to register your works and when to do it.

Using Beats Created By A Producer

Find out how to legally use beats composed by a separate producer.

The Role Of Publishing Companies

Learn how signing a deal with a publisher affects your copyright status.
About The EXPERT

Max Hass, Esq.

Max Hass is a Founder and Partner with Holon Law Partners and has significant experience in the areas of entertainment and business law, with a particular focus on copyright and trademark matters. He is also available to assist with contract negotiation and drafting, business formation, non-profit formation, and selected intellectual property litigation matters. Recently, Max has begun a practice advising on cannabis advertising and packaging regulations. He brings a wide breadth of experience to his practice.

A musician himself, he has worked with dozens of musicians, artists, filmmakers, and small businesses in the creative sector. Additionally, he has developed and presented a series of copyright workshops for musicians, visual artists, and filmmakers over the last five years. He has been invited to speak on intellectual property and entertainment industry matters at the University of New Orleans, Tulane University, University of Northern Colorado, Regis University, University of Colorado – Denver, New Orleans Video Access Center (NOVAC), the Joan Mitchell Center, Colorado Business Committee for the Arts, and numerous music conferences and events.

Outside of practicing law, Max spends his time reading, playing bass, drums, and guitar, writing music, and learning piano. He also enjoys cooking, yoga, baseball, and getting outdoors as much as possible. He is conversational in French and is learning Spanish. He is originally from upstate New York and currently lives in Lakewood, Colorado.


Tulane University Law School, J.D. 2015
University of Pennsylvania, B.A. 2011


Licensed in: Colorado, Louisiana, New York

Federal Court Admissions:

District of Colorado, Eastern District of Louisiana, Eastern District of New York, Southern District of New York

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