Book Signing Saturday

Beyond Excited for My book signing Saturday!

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Two Times Platinum Part 2

Two Times Platinum

I am pleased and proud to inform you that after 10 years my lawyer-crime thriller novel Two Times Platinum is now being published and the date of publication is December 11th, 2017. The novel is a story about the life and times of an entertainment attorney who gets involved in a singer’s career controlled by organized crime.  The story lays bare the underbelly of the entertainment and sports world. It gives readers a rare glimpse as to what goes on behind the glitz and glamour of becoming a star.

The publisher informs me that this coming week it will be available on as hardback, paperback and e-book.

Click here for a link to the e-book preorder site. The hardback and paperback links should be up soon.

For those interested in music and sports fields and especially young law students there is a great deal of information woven into the storyline.

Welcome Secretary Dan Glickman

We welcome new client Secretary Dan Glickman and his new book, The Real Designated Survivor. Secretary Glickman was an American congressman, US Secretary of Agriculture, and chief lobbyist and president of the American Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA). His new book, The Real Designated Survivor, gives behind-the-scenes accounts of the Secretary’s colorful life in a series of humorous biographical anecdotes.

UPDATE: LZR Interview on WWDB AM 860

 Listeners can tune into radio station WWDB AM 860 Thursday, November 9th from 1:30-2:00 pm and Sunday, November 12th from 4:00-4:30 pm to listen to LZR talk all things sports and entertainment law related.

You can listen to the talk in the link below:

Interesting People 11-09-17

LZR on WWDB AM 860 Friday, November 3rd at 1:00pm

For those interested, tune into radio station WWDB AM 860 this Friday at 1:00pm to listen to LZR talk all things sports and entertainment law related.


Lady Day – The Life and Legend of Billie Holiday


Congratulations to friends and clients Tom Gentile, Stephen Stahl, Bill Jolly; Misty Road Productions on the NYC show opening of Lady Day – The Life and Legend of Billie Holiday.

Lloyd Remick Guest of Honor At Navy-Marine ROTC Military Ball

Lloyd Remick, Esq. was Guest of Honor at a Navy-Marine ROTC Military Ball at the University of Pennsylvania. He told of experiences as an Army Officer during the CUBAN Missile Crisis and was well received! Mr. Remick was a ROTC cadet at Penn, before entering the military.

Random Thought For The Day – Copyright

I was asked an interesting question about whether you need a copyright for a musical work and whether that’s the same for a musical recording, so let’s elaborate on the different kinds of copyright. There are two copyrights in a musical work: (1) copyright of a song and (2) copyright of a recording. A song, or what is referred to as a musical composition, consists of music, lyrics, etc., whereas a sound recording consists of a performer’s recording of a composition. To use a particular musical work, for example in a film or television show, you must obtain permission from both the owner of the copyright in the musical composition and the owner of the copyright in the sound recording. If you wish to reproduce a musical work, for example in a cover song, you only need to obtain permission from the owner of the copyright in the musical composition. That is because you are not reproducing the original performer’s sound recording, but rather creating your own recording of the composition, which you can then own and obtain copyright protection for that recording.

At the present time, the copyright rate of payment is approximately 9.1 cents to be split between the composer and the publishing company. Let’s make the math easier and assume it’s a dime or 10 cents just for sake of simplicity. If you were the sole writer and owner and a song sold 1 recording, you would be entitled the full 10 cents, 5 cents as the writer and 5 cents as the publishing entity. If there were 2 writers, the writers would be splitting the 5 cents of writer’s share, 2.5 cents and 2.5 cents. They could possibly split the publishing as well or depending on the deal negotiated not own the publishing share of 5 cents. And that is why you need to carefully understand and negotiate the splits. Don’t be too quick to assign the publishing share unless somebody is really helping you get your music out there or you are receiving an advance against the publishing that you are licensing or selling. More on this later.”

And that’s my random thought for the day. -Lloyd Z. Remick, Esq.