Legal Question in Entertainment Law in Mississippi

broadcast 4 hour tribute on my website of a singer

in chicago i broker time at a radio station every year and play 4 hours of music (same singer ) as a 'rememberance tribute' for a decesed singer, i would like to know if i can put up a website THAT day and play the 4 hour tribute on my website, (to be heard everywhere because the station is just local broadcasing) if i announce over every song ''property of the record company reproduction prohibited'' record company is in mississippi

Asked on 3/30/06, 3:16 pm

2 Answers from Attorneys

Ajay Gosain Law Office of Ajay Gosain

Re: broadcast 4 hour tribute on my website of a singer

Additionally, without knowing all of the details---you may be responsible for performance royalties for the broadcast (BMI, ASCAP).

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Answered on 4/01/06, 5:03 pm
Zedrick Braden III Ainsworth & Associates PC

Re: broadcast 4 hour tribute on my website of a singer

Hello. In my opinion, you can do this. However,

you should get written permission from the record

co. in Mississippi and make full disclosure to management at the radio station in Chicago. With

all of the legal fights emerging as a result of

the music download industry it is better to be

safe than sorry. I will be happy to answer any

additional questions that you might have. Certainly, any written contract that you have with either business can potentially lead to me

giving you a different answer if there is language prohibiting your proposed actions.

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Answered on 3/30/06, 4:15 pm

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