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Are you serious about your music career?

Do you care about your art?

If you have answered yes to both question, then YOU are in the right place.

In this episode of the Jazz Spotlight podcast we talk about how independent artists can (and should!) protect their music. Whether you are about to graduate from music school or have been a musician for many years, this episode features valuable tips for you.

My guest today is New York-based attorney and business advisor Jo-Ná Williams. The founder of J.A. Williams Law P.C. – The Artist Empowerment Firm and Artist Empowerment Group, she helps artists, entertainers and thought leaders with ways to successfully navigate their careers and protect their intellectual property matters.

Some of Jo-Ná’s clients have written best-selling books, created award-winning blogs and have been nominated for Grammys, among other achievements.

Jo-Ná joins us to talk about how she ended up being an attorney, the legal aspects many artists overlook, how to promote the music you, as an indie musician, upload online and much more.


Today, You’ll Hear More About:

  • Jo-Ná music career and why she decided to become a lawyer
  • The legal aspects artists overlook (and that can hurt their career)
  • The first steps you should take, in order to protect your music and your brand
  • The two types of copyright
  • What to do to protect the music you put online
  • And More!


Resources, Links and People Mentioned in This Episode:

  • The blog post about the two types of copyright


This interview is for informational purposes only and should not be construed as legal advice of any kind. Jo-Ná Williams and J.A.Williams Law, P.C. assumes no liability for use or interpretation of any information contain in this interview. This interview should not be an alternative to obtaining legal advice from a licensed attorney in your state based on the specific facts of your legal matter. Jo-Ná Williams is licensed to practice law in the State of New York only.

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