On this episode of the Metal & High Heels Podcast, Kiki and Steffi welcome VISIONS OF ATLANTIS- and DRAGONY-singer Siegfried Samer, who also works as a lawyer at AKM – Autoren, Komponisten und Musikverleger, the Austrian copyright collection society. Siegfried shares his vast knowledge of copyright and other laws related to music and clears up many misconceptions, as well as explains how licensing works if you want to record a cover of your favorite song, for example.
One of the best tidbits of our very informative conversation is the legend of the origins of Copyright Law, going back to the 19th century – so it’s storytime with Siegfried! He also had practical tips for musicians, e.g. to have all sorts of agreements in writing and agree on terms of production etc. before kicking things off. Music is also a business, so be careful when making legal deals, says Siegfried. Tune in for all the nitty-gritty of Music Law and also some light-hearted topics – like haircuts!
Metal & High Heels Podcast – Episode 30: Music & Law
Recorded on July 31st, 2018.
M&H Podcast 30 – Show Notes from our chat with singer and lawyer Siegfried Samer:
- Steffi’s live report of Dong Open Air 2018
- Our live report Tuska Open Air Festival 2018
- Our new Metal & High Heels Merch Store at Design By Humans
- Austrian copyright collection society AKM – Autoren, Komponisten und Musikverleger
- TWISTED SISTER vs. Donald Trump Campaign – article on Loudwire
- Artists Who Fought Politicians Over Their Music on Rolling Stone – with Bruce Springsteen’s story mentioned by Siegfried
- MANOWAR vs. WOMANOWAR – article on Metalsucks
- Cultural Commons Collecting Society C3S in Germany
- Our interview with Mathijs Tieken from THE CHARM THE FURY at Tuska Festival 2018
- Steffi’s interview with SCARDUST at Dong Open Air 2018
Did we answer some of your questions about music law? Are you wondering about other aspects of these laws? Tell us in the comments – and share this episode! You can also send a short voice message to our Facebook page to have your voice played on the show! Or tweet at us: @metalhighheels!
Our awesome jingle is voiced by Kassandra Novell based on the song ‘Storm’ by her band MERCY ISLE.