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Q: In some cases, will a talent manager that has ties to, let's say Atlantic Records, charge an upfront fee?

In some cases, will a talent manager that has ties to, let's say Atlantic Records, charge an upfront fee for their services? I'm aware it may not be common, but could it still be legit? For starters, me and my team reached out to him to pitch my music. He ended up really liking me and a... View More

James L. Arrasmith
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answered on Jun 18, 2023

It is generally not common for a legitimate talent manager to charge an upfront fee for their services. However, there may be some cases where a manager with ties to a major record label, such as Atlantic Records, may charge an upfront fee for their services.

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1 Answer | Asked in Copyright, Entertainment / Sports and Intellectual Property for Missouri on
Q: Would I be able to write a musical titled, “Danny Phantom the Musical” and use the likeliness of the characters?

I am looking to write a musical and I would love to write a musical based on the cartoon Danny Phantom. I noticed that there is a trademark on Danny Phantom. So I was curious if I could use the name Danny Phantom and attach Musical to it, while also using the likeliness of characters in the... View More

James D. Williams
James D. Williams
answered on Jul 26, 2020

The biggest thing that you have to worry about is probably copyright because you would be making a derivative work by making a musical. Viacom has the registration for the show, and when you adapt and derive content from one medium into another, you need a license from the respective owner(s).... View More

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Q: In the state of Missouri, what are all the skateboarding laws? Where can I view them?

I recently got into skateboarding for a fun past time. I would never consider doing tricks on my board anywhere else other than skate parks but have given thought to riding a longboard for a method of transportation. Is it legal to ride a long board on sidewalks? Where can I ride it legally? I... View More

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Oct 18, 2018

If you are not able to find laws in your ordinary searches under civil, traffic, recreational, and other laws, you could check with your elected officials on the city council, assembly, and other local, city, and state government bodies. One of the problems with skateboarding is that many places... View More

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