Q: How should I legally start structuring a record label business, register trademark and copyright?
Id like to start it with two other people, get an estimate for how much it would cost to trademark, copyright and would you be able to give me some steps to start with the structuring?
A: This is a very complex and specific question that cannot be fully addressed on here. As a starting point, this government resource explains the basics of copyright and trademark in the music industry:
Read that, then go hire an entertainment lawyer with expertise in the music industry to best advise you on the details.
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