Why You Can't Accept Money From Everyone When Funding Your Startup

Many entrepreneurs are unaware of the legal requirements behind accepting investor funding. Accepting money from anyone and everyone is rarely a good idea; in the worst case scenario, it may even be illegal.

The Securities Act of 1933 requires any company, including startups, to provide investors with full disclosure of all facts pertinent to the investors' ability to make an investment decision. While securities legislation has been modernized and simplified in recent years, it's still exceedingly important for entrepreneurs to familiarize themselves with the law or they'll be at risk of subjecting themselves to civil and/or criminal liability.

What is a Performing Rights Organization and Why Independent Musicians Should Join One

Whenever your song is played on the radio or TV, streamed online, or performed live, you are owed performance royalties. These royalties are paid as license fees to a Performance Rights Organization (PRO), which then distributes the payments to its member songwriters, composers, and publishers. If you are actively involved in releasing music to the public, you are eligible to join these organizations. Joining one of these PRO's in today's music environment is so simple that it almost doesn't make sense to join one. 

10 Step Guide to Forming a Corporation in New York

Registering a corporation is not as difficult as you may think. If you properly prepare and take steps to ensuring you managing all the essential requirements to forming a corporate entity, the entire process will be relatively painless. In this post, we identify 10 important steps an entrepreneur should consider when forming a corporation in New York.

Can You Trademark a Book Title? Understanding the Basics and Exceptions

A trademark may be able to protect your book title, but it is more difficult than you think. Generally, a trademark typically will not be granted to protect a book title, there are some exceptions. You may be able to obtain trademark protection of your book title if your title is distinctive enough, a part of a series, or an overall part of your brand. 

The Benefits of Establishing a Loan Out Company for a Music Artist

Establishing a loan out company as a musician has the potential to become a very smart business investment. As a music artist, if you are making a living performing, a loan out company might offer you the opportunity to gain both personal liability protection and tax benefits.

Corporate Formalities Required for Personal Liability Protection in Corporations

Corporate formalities are a term that would make any small business owner cringe. However, while corporate formalities might not be your favorite topic, failing to take them into account could cost you more than you could imagine. By not following corporate formalities, business owners risk the personal liability protection they are afforded by having a corporation. Contact Cordero Law LLC to ensure you are following the right corporate formalities.