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.


Bunny Sigler – Forgive & Forget

“My longtime friend, manager, business partner and attorney Lloyd Remick and I have put something very special together for you all. After 40 years of working together, Lloyd came to me with beautiful lyrics he had written that told the sorrowful story of a man’s one-time indiscretion, pleading for his love to ‘forgive and forget.’ I fell in love with it, so I produced and sang this song that we are sharing with you today. Now we want to know… what do you think?” – Bunny Sigler

Random Thought For The Day – The Team

I would like to speak generally about the circle and the team surrounding the entertainer or athlete. The first member of the team is the manager. In a general sense, what does the word “manager” mean to you? Webster’s dictionary defines the word “management” as follows: “Handle, control, to make and keep submissive, to treat with care, to alter by manipulation, to succeed in accomplishing, to direct or guide on business and affairs and lastly to achieve one’s purpose.”Some of that definition would be offensive to the artist-manager relationship, but you get the general understanding.

I look at management as doing all that it takes to enhance the endeavors of an artist’s career. In terms of sports, it’s like being the coach and quarterback of a football team at the same time; not only preparing the game plan, but calling the plays and seeing they are executed as well.

A personal manager is one, who for a fee, engages in the occupation of advising, counseling, and/or directing artists in the advancement of their professional careers, but who has no contractual obligation to procure or attempt to procure employment or engagements for artists. These services include assisting the artist in the creation and perfection of his/her act or performance, sometimes financing to tide the artist over the period before he/she obtains competence and public recognition to generate income in excess of his/her expenditures, to obtain the artists’ managers to procure employment … and to advise the artist in connection with his/her general business affairs, including arranging for accountants, lawyers, business managers, investment counselors, etc. To date, there are no licensing requirements regarding personal managers, as long as their services do not involve procuring employment. The personal manager is valuable to the artist because the manager possesses the business expertise necessary to advance the artist’s career.

The contract between the artist and the personal manager generally provides that the manager should have the exclusive right to represent the artist in an advisory capacity for the duration of the contract. The terms and length of the contract and the range of percentages will be covered in a subsequent blog.

The personal manager should be differentiated from the talent agent, the second member of the team, who will be discussed on the next blog entry. For a sneak peak, the talent agent’s services include procuring employment, i.e. getting concerts or “gigs,” sponsorships or endorsements. And that’s my random thought for the day.

– Lloyd Z. Remick, Esq.