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Country Music Weekly

COPYRIGHT 101: NEVER STOP LEARNING!

Nashville, TN-Musician, Songwriter, Producer, Jason Hollis wanted to talk about something that he’s learning more about almost on a daily basis, Copyrighting your songs.  “I grew up in the 80’s and in the 90’s when I recorded music and toured for a living full-time and I had no idea what publishing, copyrighting, muchless how to read a contract.  Well, I’ve learned a lot since then and I wanted to share my findings” says Jason Hollis.  First, when copyrighting your songs go to the Library Of Congress website: www.loc.gov from there click on US Copyright Office which will take you to www.copyright.gov.  Next, click on Register a copyright and then click on Performing Arts Music, Lyrics, Sound Recordings, Scripts, and Stage Plays.  Once on this page it gives you a list of catagories that generally are used under Performing Arts.  Recently, Jason and his songwriting partner went to go  copyright ten new songs; after calling and researching on the website; they found that the  first step to take is to copyright the songs themselves by choosing the option of Works of Performing Arts or PA as most industry folks like to call it.  Secondly, if you are recording a project or album to put out as a physical or digital format you’ll need to go back in to protect the copyright of the “Sound Recording.” “This was news to me! I had never fully understood this portion of the copyright laws.  As soon as I learned about this portion of the business as a songwriter I knew that I had to share my newfound knowledge with others.  I just really want to share my findings along the way so that others behind me can learn. I’m sure that there’s a lot more that I’ll learn going forward and I want to caution you all; I’ve been in the music industry most of my life and I’m still learning new things all the time!  So never stop learning and I hope this sheds some light on Copyrighting songs.  God bless you all.” said Jason Holls.

JASON HOLLIS: MUSICIAN IN NASHVILLE

J Hollis Musician Web VersionNashville, TN-Life-Line Worldwide Owner, Jason Hollis has been a professional musician since the mid-eighties and has traveled all over the world playing entertaining music lovers with bands and artists in Rock, Country, Gospel, R&B, Pop, and Praise & Worship genres of music.  Jason Hollis has been working playing sessions and live music as a Bass Player and Vocalist for the last 24 years in Nashville, TN.  As he continues his journey as a musician, Jason has also been a Songwriter for decades with Top 10 & Top 20 hits under his belt in Christian Music he now looks to doing the same in many different genres.  Currently, he is working with fellow songwriter, Kevin Herrick on Country songs to pitch to different artists as well as playing locally to keep things in perspective.  “I’ve really grown to love writing songs with Kevin because we have this unique chemistry together that I’ve never had with anyone before; we really compliment each other and whether it’s the melody or the lyrics we work until the song is just right and the storyline conveys what we indended it to be,”  says Jason Hollis.  When asked about writing in Nashville Jason had this to say,”Nashville is maybe the greatest city to be a songwrter in because there is such diversity and it’s been changing so much over the last decade;  everything is here now not just Country Music even though it is still the constant driving force here.  I enjoy wrting here because you can write with anyone from multiple genres because everything is here now from Hip Hop to Metal to Country it’s amazing!  I have worked as an A&R guy independently with Hip Hop, Gospel, and Rock music for years now because I can get on the phone and call musicians, producers, etc. who are professionals in those genres to make great records.  Also, Atlanta, St. Louis, Memphis, and Louisville, are not far away to collaborate with other musicians; so it really works well for the working musician.” If you want to hire Jason Hollis as a musician for session work or a live musician on your tour go to the contact page on the Life-Line Worldwide website.

JEREMY MILLER PERFORMS THIS THURSDAY AUGUST 15TH AT THE HERKIMER COUNTY FAIR IN NY!!

944727_532832273418582_279630243_nNashville, TN-Jeremy Miller is playing this Thursday August 15th at the Herkimer County Fair in Frankfort, NY.  Jeremy Miller will perform twice during the evening at 7:30pm and 9:30pm at the American Homes Entertainment Complex.  The Herkimer County Fair has been in going strong since 1841 and presently sits on over 26 acres and has an attendance of over 60,000 people.  Jeremy Miller is out doing shows this summer around the country supporting his debut album, “This Is Jeremy Miller” which features the first single and music video for the song, “8 Seconds At A Time.”  The album has ten brand new songs in Jeremy’s brand of classic country and country rock some of the titles are “Falling Forward” “Don’t Tell Your Wife” “Nails In The Coffin” “Cowboy Code” “Devil’s Door” and more.   Be on the lookout for Jeremy Miller coming to a city near you.

JEREMY MILLER “THIS IS JEREMY MILLER” ALBUM ARTWORK REVEALED & TRACK LISTING!

J-MILLER COVERNashville, TN-Tree Stand Entertainmentrecording artist, Jeremy Miller is set to release the long awaited debut release of “This is Jeremy Miller.”  The new project produced byJohn Willis of Willisoundz which has taken over a year to record features songs penned byJeremy Miller as well as some of Nashville’s most talented songwriters like Don Goodman, Leslie Winn Satcher, Craig Campbell, Doug McCormick, Josh Dunne, Wade Kirby, Monty Criswell, just to name a few.  This project has something for every country music lover rockers like “8 Seconds At A Time” “Devil’s Door” “Nails In The Coffin” to  ballads like “I’m Cool” “Falling Forward”, and one hilarious story on “Don’t Tell Your Wife.”  Jeremy Miller has put together a top notch album with attitude and honesty for the whole world to take notice that there is a new name in country music.