Is Equity Crowdfunding a game changer?

Gordon P. Firemark

Equity Crowdfunding is finally a reality. What Equity Crowdfunding is. How does Equity Crowdfunding work? Equity Crowdfunding isn't going to be a big game changer. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -. The post Is Equity Crowdfunding a game changer?

Prince Estate Aims to Show Tidal "Fabricated" Equity Deal

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

An ongoing copyright lawsuit explores what evidence needs to be handed over. read more. THR, Esq. Music Music THR Online

Songwriter’s Equity Act Reintroduced – What Does It Propose?

Broadcast Law Blog

The Songwriter’s Equity Act has once again been introduced in Congress (see our article about that Act when it was introduced in the last Congress). Intellectual Property Internet Radio Music Rights On Line Media 801b standard ascap antitrust consent decree bmi antitrust consent decree DOJ review of antitrust consent decrees mechanical royalty public performance rights Songwriters Equity Act willing buyer willing seller

Sony's Equity Stake in Spotify Survives Scrutiny in 'American Idol' Lawsuit

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

19 Recordings was arguing that Sony was taking ownership in the streaming giant in lieu of demanding fair-market royalty rates. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Television Music Tech Business THR Online

Fox, Private Equity Giant Schemed to Strip 'American Idol' Producer, Lawsuit Claims

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Having allegedly made a bad $510 million bet on the competition singing show, Apollo Global Management allegedly orchestrated a complex transaction that left Core Media's lenders holding the bag. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Television Business THR Online

Sony Asserts Right to Structure Deal With Spotify Even If Results Disfavor Artists

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Taking equity in Spotify, keeping advertising income and not sharing the spoils of piracy lawsuits is all proper, according to new court papers by the record giant.

New Service Launches to Pay Union Bonds (Exclusive)

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Actors Equity SAG-AFTRA Labor Business IATSE For a fee, BondIt will front the security deposit required by SAG-AFTRA and other unions, relieving a cash flow problem that confronts independent productions. read more. The Business DGA Movies THR Online THR, Esq.

UPDATE: The Problem with the JOBS Act and Equity Crowdfunding

Music Technology Policy

The JOBS Act would allow equity investment over the Internet, which is difficult due to the disclosure requirements under U.S. securities laws (as a crowdsourced equity investment would be, or be sufficiently like, selling stock).

Equity Proposal to Pay Actors Roils Los Angeles 99-Seat Theatre Producers

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Paying minimum wage is a non-starter say producers, many of whom are Equity members. Actors Equity Labor Business read more. The Business THR Online THR, Esq.

The Problem with the JOBS Act and Equity Crowdfunding

Music Technology Policy

The JOBS Act would allow equity investment over the Internet, which is difficult due to the disclosure requirements under U.S. securities laws (as a crowdsourced equity investment would be, or be sufficiently like, selling stock). The U.S. Congress passed the JOBS (Jumpstart our Business Startups) Act, and President Obama is expected to sign it. The JOBS Act gives the SEC 270 days to draft regulations to implement crowd-funding of startups.

UPDATE: Bubbleriders and the Problem with the JOBS Act and Equity Crowdfunding

Music Technology Policy

The JOBS Act would allow equity investment over the Internet, which is difficult due to the disclosure requirements under U.S. securities laws (as a crowdsourced equity investment would be, or be sufficiently like, selling stock).

Relativity Liquidation Attempted After Ryan Kavanaugh Allegedly Freezes Out Co-Management

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

JGJ Equity Holdings tells the judge about delinquent taxes and ongoing losses and raises questions about the "effectiveness and trustworthiness of management."

NetDocuments Gets $25M Investment

Media Law

Utah-based NetDocuments, a cloud-based document-management system for law firms, today announced that it has secured a $25 million equity investment from Frontier Capital, a Charlotte, N.C., growth equity firm that invests exclusively in B2B software and technology companies.

Actress Equity

Media Law Prof Blog

Amy Jenkins discusses the male/female ratio in British tv, as actors and as writers

Tom Carpenter leaves SAG-AFTRA, joins Actors’ Equity as General Counsel

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The union’s chief labor counsel departs for a legal and executive role at Actors Equity – further consolidating the power of former SAG staff in the merged union’s executive ranks. Actors Equity SAG-AFTRA Labor Business

It’s a Play! It’s Live Internet TV! It’s Both, and it Opens in Los Angeles on Friday

Digital Media Law

But will Actors’ Equity, the union that governs live theatre? Produced under the banner of Heretick Theatre Lab , The Noir Series seems to challenge Equity’s long-held determination to disallow recording or streaming of plays in order to preserve the primacy of the live performance.

Film Producer Sues Goldman Sachs, Alliance Films Over Six Movies

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

investment bank's private equity arm allegedly sold international distribution rights without notice and consent. Eriq Gardner Canada's top indie film companies are in a court battle over critically acclaimed films. The U.S.

Blake Morgan Takes #irespectmusic Campaign to U.S. Senate Supporting Songwriters Equity Act

Music Technology Policy

The Songwriter Equity Act, like the Fair Play Fair Pay Act, is a crucial piece of legislation supported by both parties that American music makers want, need, and deserve. Blake Morgan posted this on his Facebook page today: So…today is the day.

Text of Songwriter Equity Act of 2014

Music Technology Policy

This Act may be cited as the ``Songwriter Equity Act of 2014''''. [Congressional Bills 113th Congress] [From the U.S. Government Printing Office] [H.R. 4079 Introduced in House (IH) ] 113th CONGRESS 2d Session H. 4079 To amend title 17, United States Code, to ensure fairness in the. establishment of certain rates and fees under sections 114 and 115 of.

Entertainment Law Update Podcast: Episode 61 – Blurred Lines and Directors doing time

Gordon P. Firemark

9 Songwriter Equity Act Bill. The Latest episode of my Entertainment Law podcast, Entertainment Law Update , is now available for your enjoyment. Listen here, or subscribe and download in your favorite podcast listening app. Show notes are located at [link].

'Weird Al' Yankovic Settles $5 Million Lawsuit Against Sony Music

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Among the parodist''s claims were that he had been cheated on digital income, that he helped Sony get equity in YouTube and that he hadn''t seen money from the Napster settlement.

Raising the Royalties for Musical Works? A Discussion of the Potential Dispute between Music Rights Holders over the Value of Their Rights

Broadcast Law Blog

The introduction of the Songwriters Equity Act in Congress earlier this year seems to point toward a new area of dispute – one between the various rightsholders themselves. The Songwriters Equity Act , while not explicit in identifying the controversy, does point to the dispute.

The Summer of Copyright and Music Licensing Part 1 – Songwriters Demand A Bigger Share

Broadcast Law Blog

And there is proposed legislation on pre-1972 sound recordings (the RESPECT Act ), songwriters’ royalties (the Songwriters Equity Act ) and another bill proposing to limit the collection of retransmission consent fees by TV companies that also own radio stations and don’t pay performance royalties to musicians. This is the summer of copyright – as seemingly every government agency with any connection to media issues is looking at music licensing and other copyright issues.

The Bail Out

DealFatigue

If bank financing dries up, private equity (e.g., No matter our behavior, the economy fluctuates from boom to bust on a fairly predicable basis.

MGM 2

The Bail Out

DealFatigue

If bank financing dries up, private equity (e.g., No matter our behavior, the economy fluctuates from boom to bust on a fairly predicable basis.

MGM 2

The Bail Out

DealFatigue

If bank financing dries up, private equity (e.g., No matter our behavior, the economy fluctuates from boom to bust on a fairly predicable basis.

MGM 2

Black Box Dealmaking

DealFatigue

The prevailing wisdom is that things have gotten so bad with oil, gas and real estate investment that film finance actually looks like a safe bet for equity investors. Film investment for equity players continues to be a very risky play.

Black Box Dealmaking

DealFatigue

The prevailing wisdom is that things have gotten so bad with oil, gas and real estate investment that film finance actually looks like a safe bet for equity investors. Film investment for equity players continues to be a very risky play.

Black Box Dealmaking

DealFatigue

The prevailing wisdom is that things have gotten so bad with oil, gas and real estate investment that film finance actually looks like a safe bet for equity investors. Film investment for equity players continues to be a very risky play.

Gender Equity on the Supreme Court - Is it Really Irrelevant?

The Legal Satyricon

Recently in Slate magazine, Dahlia Lithwick wrote a compelling piece arguing the high demand for a more gender balanced court. I don’t necessarily agree with some of her language–words such as gender are problematic as a result of socially constructed ideologies, but I do agree 100% with the article as a whole. Still, beneath [.].

Does Spotify’s Valuation Have More Zeros to the Left of the Decimal Than Your Spotify Royalty Has to the Right of the Decimal?

Music Technology Policy

So long as the pair have held onto their equity, those holdings would – at a $13bn company – be worth $1.34bn (Ek) and $1.63bn (Lorenzton

Waiting For The Dough

DealFatigue

I thought that Toronto would present a sea change in the degrading economics of the business; that the credit markets would thaw; and the cash equity of retired Silicon Valley and Wall Street insiders, the Chinese, the Indians and institutional investors would make the trek up to Canada in droves.

Waiting For The Dough

DealFatigue

I thought that Toronto would present a sea change in the degrading economics of the business; that the credit markets would thaw; and the cash equity of retired Silicon Valley and Wall Street insiders, the Chinese, the Indians and institutional investors would make the trek up to Canada in droves.

Waiting For The Dough

DealFatigue

I thought that Toronto would present a sea change in the degrading economics of the business; that the credit markets would thaw; and the cash equity of retired Silicon Valley and Wall Street insiders, the Chinese, the Indians and institutional investors would make the trek up to Canada in droves.

Quantum Mechanics

DealFatigue

Then came sale-lease back deals from the UK, investment from German film funds and most recently, private equity and hedge fund financing. Despite all of the self-help books preaching the contrary, people have a hard time living outside the moment.

Quantum Mechanics

DealFatigue

Then came sale-lease back deals from the UK, investment from German film funds and most recently, private equity and hedge fund financing. Despite all of the self-help books preaching the contrary, people have a hard time living outside the moment.

Quantum Mechanics

DealFatigue

Then came sale-lease back deals from the UK, investment from German film funds and most recently, private equity and hedge fund financing. Despite all of the self-help books preaching the contrary, people have a hard time living outside the moment.

Quantum Mechanics

DealFatigue

Then came sale-lease back deals from the UK, investment from German film funds and most recently, private equity and hedge fund financing. Despite all of the self-help books preaching the contrary, people have a hard time living outside the moment.

Smart Money vs. Dumb Money

DealFatigue

Equity Film Financing Internet Notable Producing Start-ups The Culture Venture Capital advisory board board of directors dumb money equity investors film finance movie producers optics producers smart money venture capitalists

Smart Money vs. Dumb Money

DealFatigue

Equity Film Financing Internet Notable Producing Start-ups The Culture Venture Capital advisory board board of directors dumb money equity investors film finance movie producers optics producers smart money venture capitalists