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Sheppard Mullin's The Legit Ledger

Feb 28, 2023

In this episode of the Legit Ledger, Achilleas Sarantaris of Async Art joins Sheppard Mullin attorney Sam Cohen to continue their discussion of the latest trends and innovations with NFT-based music, including the implications of using the Creative Commons “no copyright reserved” tool, or “CC0”, and common misconceptions and pitfalls to look out for when minting NFTs relating to music. 


What We Discussed in This Episode:

  • What are the implications of using the Creative Commons “no copyright reserved” tool, known as CC0?

  • What are some common misconceptions and pitfalls when planning to mint an NFT tied to music or other content?

  • What should artists and fans understand as NFT-based music products become more commonplace?


About Achilleas Sarantaris

Achilleas Sarantaris is leading product at Async Art, an innovative platform exploring ways NFTs make sense above and beyond purely speculative use cases. A musician who’s been on both sides of the music industry, Achilleas is also pursuing a research degree in Philosophy at UCL in the United Kingdom. 


About Samuel J. Cohen

Sam Cohen is an associate in Sheppard Mullin’s Entertainment, Technology, and Advertising Practice Group in its New York City office. He represents emerging and established companies and creators in their business ventures across all facets of the entertainment and media industries, and frequently advises on transactions, intellectual property, and regulatory issues involving music licensing and exploitation, and disruptive technologies including NFTs, blockchain technology, interactive media, and broader web3 matters. A former in-house counsel at Sony Music, his extensive experience within the music industry allows Sam to provide artists, record labels, publishers, distributors, performing rights organizations, and other media companies with the guidance needed to effectively navigate the music, technology, and intellectual property aspects of their business endeavors and strategic transactions. 



Async Art


Contact Information

Achilleas Sarantaris


Samuel J. Cohen


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