Judge Allows Profits Lawsuit Against Universal Music Over Drake Albums

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Music Music Business THR OnlineCash Money may have settled with Lil Wayne, but its legal problems — now Universal's — aren't over. read more. THR, Esq.

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Charlie Walk's Lawyers Threaten Music Blogger Over Sexual Misconduct Allegations

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The exec's attorney wants music industry blogger Bob Lefsetz to retract his statements. Music Music THR Online nsfsread more. THR, Esq.

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'Girl Meets World' Star Sued by Ex-Music Managers

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The lawsuit centers on revenue from the Disney star's music. Music Television Music THR Onlineread more. THR, Esq.

Can Spotify Pull Off Music's Power Move?

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Business Music Tech Spotify THR Weekly Magazine InternationalThe Swedish streaming giant plots world domination, but it must navigate the obstacles that result from cutting corners in its quest for rapid growth. read more. THR, Esq.

Music Rights in Video of Play – Entertainment Law Asked & Answered

Gordon P. Firemark

Scott asks a tricky question about music rights for video of a stage production… Hi, I’m attorney Gordon Firemark, and this is Asked and Answered, where I answer your entertainment law questions, to help you take your career and business to the next level. Use the music.

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Goliath Never Learns: Watch Out for Music Choice Duping Artists for Music Modernization Act in Senate

Music Technology Policy

This time it’s about preserving a subsidy for Music Choice’s cable music service. If you still have cable, you’ll probably find Music Choice in the highest numbered channels. It’s so 1999–back to the future with Music Choice.

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Do you need to clear music rights for your social media advertising campaigns? – Entertainment Law Asked & Answered

Gordon P. Firemark

TRANSCRIPT: Do you need to clear music rights for your social-media advertising campaigns? I’m afraid you WILL need to get proper music licenses for the songs and recordings you use in your demo materials. You’ll do this for each piece of music you use. VIDEO: [link].

Music Blogger's Lawyer Fires Back at Charlie Walk Demand Letter

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Music Music THR Online nsfsLefsetz's piece was essentially a series of questions," writes Power Lawyer Howard King. Maybe your client answered them and didn't like the answers." read more. THR, Esq.

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Entertainment Law Asked & Answered – Licensing Music For Kids Performance School

Gordon P. Firemark

Jamie wrote in with an interesting question about music licensing in theatre… Hi, I am Gordon Firemark and this is asked and answered, where I take your entertainment law questions so you can get your career and business in entertainment to the next level. TRANSCRIPT: www.firemark.com.

Music Labels Sue Fit Radio for "Massive Scale" Copyright Infringement

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Music Music THR OnlineThe labels say the fitness app is an unlicensed interactive streaming service. read more. THR, Esq.

Can choir instructor photocopy purchased sheet music?

Gordon P. Firemark

In this video, Entertainment Lawyer Gordon Firemark answers a question about the rights to copy sheet music for use in a school setting. It deals with the rights to copy sheet music for use in a school setting.

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Asked & Answered – Music in theatre

Gordon P. Firemark

In this video, I answer a question about using music in the theatre. This question and answer brought to you by: Asked & Answered – Music in theatre is a post from: Law Offices of Gordon P.

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Music Publishers Win Major Copyright Fight Over Streaming of Legendary Rock Concerts

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Business Music Tech Business THR OnlineA federal judge concludes that Wolfgang's Vault lacked requisite license to stream hundreds of iconic songs. read more. THR, Esq.

Latest Draft of the Music Modernization Act

Music Technology Policy

The 2nd Draft of Music Modernization Act 3/22/18 was released publicly today. The first thing I noticed is that the tragic demonstration of the raw lobbying power of Big Tech: The litigation reach back safe harbor seems to still be in there which is designed to deny due process and other Constitutional protections to songwriters whose works are infringed prior to the enactment of the Music Modernization Act. Music Modernization Act

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Spinrilla Lawsuit Sparks Bizarre Music Expert Fight

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Music Music THR Online"This matter is the very epitome of litigation paranoia." read more. THR, Esq.

Quincy Jones' Royalty Trial Delayed Because of Sony Music Conflict

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Music Music THR OnlineTrial was originally set to begin Oct. read more. THR, Esq.

Universal Music Sued Over "Baby Come Back" Royalties

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Music Music THR OnlineThe 1977 song is still actively licensed, according to the complaint, and has recently appeared in everything from 'The Simpsons' to Toyota commercials. read more. THR, Esq.

Music Rights for a Live Show – Entertainment Law Asked & Answered

Gordon P. Firemark

TRANSCRIPT: Ben has a question about music rights for a live show he's planning… Hi, I'm attorney Gordon Firemark, and this is Asked and Answered, where I answer common entertainment law questions, to help you take your career and business to the next level. VIDEO: [link].

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ESPN Reaches Settlement in Music Licensing Dispute

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The sports network sued BMI in February 2016, claiming that licensing demands for broadcasting ambient music were unreasonable. The Business Music Business THR Online

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Goliath Never Learns: Watch Out for Music Choice Pushing Hillbilly Deal on Artists for Music Modernization Act in Senate

Music Technology Policy

This time it’s about preserving a subsidy for Music Choice’s cable music service. If you still have cable, you’ll probably find Music Choice in the highest numbered channels. It’s so 1999–back to the future with Music Choice.

Enrique Iglesias Sues Universal Music Over Streaming Royalties

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Business Music Business THR OnlineThe Latin superstar alleges he's getting a small fraction of the 50 percent royalty rate he believes is dictated by contract. Expect more lawsuits on this front. read more. THR, Esq.

Asked & Answered – How to license music for low budget film

Gordon P. Firemark

In this video, Entertainment Lawyer Gordon Firemark answers a question about licensing music on a shoestring. This question and answer brought to you by: Asked & Answered – How to license music for low budget film is a post from: Law Offices of Gordon P.

Sony Music Cuts Ties With Producer Dr. Luke Amid Kesha War

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Music Music Business THR OnlineHe's no longer the CEO of Kemosabe Records and the company asserts he no longer has authority to act on its behalf. read more. THR, Esq.

Music Industry Majors Sue Hip-Hop Streaming Site Spinrilla

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“Spinrilla specializes in ripping off music creators by offering thousands of unlicensed sound recordings for free," says the RIAA. Music Music THR Online

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NMPA Claims Victory: CRB Raises Payout Rate From Music Subscription Services

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Songwriters and music publishers will get a higher payout from on-demand subscription services like Spotify and Apple Music for the next five-year period. Music Business Billboard

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Nina Simone's Heirs Allege Sony Music Operates a Piracy Ring

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Music Music Business THR OnlineEighty albums of recorded Nina Simone performances are said in new court papers to have been put on iTunes and other digital venues without authorization. read more. THR, Esq.

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The Music Modernization Act’s New Burdens for Labels Identifying Unmatched Songs — Music Tech Solutions

Music Technology Policy

The Music Modernization Act is definitely the gift that keeps on giving. This is the retroactive safe harbor given effect on January 1, 2018 regardless of when the bill actually is passed by both houses of Congress and signed by the President, the new safe harbor that prompted the lawsuit against Spotify by Wixen Music Publishing that was filed on December 29, 2017 after word leaked out about what was actually in the MMA. Music Modernization Act Uncategorized #irespectmusic A2IM

Music Rights and Licensing in Theatre (Free Webinar)

Gordon P. Firemark

This Friday, I’ll be presenting a webinar on music rights and licensing in theatre, Admission is free, and space is limited to 50 attendees.

The Music Modernization Act’s “In Terrorem” Clause

Music Technology Policy

The more the “ Music Modernization Act ” is discussed, the more rocks get turned over and the more toads jump out from under the rocks with nasty surprises. This is why Wixen Music Publishing filed a lawsuit against Spotify on December 29, 2017.

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Universal Music Countersued In Battle Over In-Flight Music

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The music service Inflight claims the label “changed its tune” after permitting use of its songs for years. The Business Music Earshot THR Online THR, Esq. Universal Music Publishing Group Universal Music Group Business

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How to get your music into film, TV, Video Games, etc.

Gordon P. Firemark

If you’ve wondered how composers and songwriters get noticed, and have their music licensed for use in movies, on television, in video games, and other media, you’re not alone. They asked a group of folks from the Guild of Music Supervisors to give their advice.

Music Modernization, Magic Tricks and More – Entertainment Law Update Episode 97

Gordon P. Firemark

The Music Modernization Act Passes the House and Includes the CLASSICS Act. ZORRO TURNABOUT: MUSICAL SUES ZPI. AND JUST A REMINDER YOU CAN TRADEMARK SMELLS. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - The post Music Modernization, Magic Tricks and More – Entertainment Law Update Episode 97 originally appeared on Entertainment Law Offices of Gordon P. The Music Modernization Act Passes the House and Includes the CLASSICS Act.

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Rock Stars Fight Depositions in Legal Dispute Spanning Decades of Music History

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Music Music Business THR OnlineKeith Richards, David Byrne and Michael Stipe are among the musicians who have been dragged into a case over old concert recordings. read more. THR, Esq.

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U.S. Government's Seizure of Music Publishing Assets Draws Malaysian Financier's Family

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The Business Music Business THR OnlineJho Low's relatives want a chance to challenge the Justice Department's biggest kleptocracy case. read more. THR, Esq.

Billions and Billions: Carl Sagan Meets the Music Modernization Act

Music Technology Policy

According to a post in Variety, there seems to be a rather large chunk of cash sitting at the digital music services. The only way I can think of that both Variety’s original statement and the correction could be true would be if there were a voluntary retroactive unmatched payment by the digital services as part of the deal for the Music Modernization Act. Mass NOIs Music Modernization Act

Save the Date: “Music Publishing After the Music Modernization Act” at Texas Bar Entertainment Law Institute on November 9

Music Technology Policy

I’m pleased to let you know that veteran music publisher Richard Perna and I will be presenting “Music Publishing After the Music Modernization Act” on November 9 at the 29th Annual Entertainment Law Institute in Austin co-sponsored by the State Bar of Texas Entertainment & Sports Law Section. Music Modernization Act Speaking in Public Uncategorized Entertainment Law Institute Publishing After the Music Modernization Act Richard Perna

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Does the Music Modernization Act Codify Exposure Bucks?

Music Technology Policy

Also recall that the mechanical royalties to be governed by the Music Modernization Act are set by the Copyright Royalty Judges who are tasked with conjuring up a compulsory mechanical royalty rate. irespectmusic campaign Fair Play Fair Pay Music Modernization Act Exposure Bucks

Judge Certifies Class Action Against SiriusXM Over Pre-1972 Music

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The Business Music Business THR OnlineThe satellite radio giant is facing a nightmare lawsuit over its performance of older songs. read more. THR, Esq.

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City of Austin Music Office Launches Ground Breaking Census for the Austin Music Economy

Music Technology Policy

If you live outside of New York, Nashville or Los Angeles, how much do you really know about the needs of your local music community? (And, Even if you live in one of those “centers” ) Artists, songwriters, producers, live music–and all of the folks who make up our local business and contribute to the local economy. The Austin Music Office has commissioned a real census to get a meaningful handle on who contributes to the $1.6

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What you absolutely must know before you approach investors for your film / play / musical.

Gordon P. Firemark

I am often consulted by film and stage producers who tell me they’re ready to start work on raising the financing for their films/ plays/ musicals, or what-have-you, but often as not, as we get to work, it becomes clear that they’re not as ready as they think.

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Event: Composer and Music Licensing Agreements for Film, TV, & New Media

Gordon P. Firemark

Composer and Music Licensing Agreements for Film, TV, & New Media. This workshop is part of CLA ‘s 4-Part Series, titled “ Music Industry Legal & Business Workshops.&#. Events Arts License Licensing Music Music industry Music licensing Television

The Justice Department Quietly Backs Away From a Hard Line on Music Licensing

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Business Television Music Business THR OnlineYes, the DOJ is suing over the AT&T-Time Warner merger, but on the antitrust front, the Trump administration appears to be retreating in other places. read more. THR, Esq.

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