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How to Protect Your Music and Avoid Legal Pitfalls

I recently had the privilege of being interviewed for My Music Masterclass about how musicians can protect their music, avoid some common legal pitfalls, and more. The video is available for a temporary stream or permanent download HERE. My Music … Continue reading

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Copyright Registrar Supports Artists at ASCAP Meeting

On November 6, 2013, Maria Pallante visited the ASCAP offices to discuss copyright reform. Pallante, the Registrar of Copyrights, said: “Congress has a duty to keep authors in its mind’s eye, including songwriters…A law that does not provide for authors … Continue reading

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U.K. Extends Copyright Protection for Sound Recordings

Billboard reports the U.K. has extended its copyright provisions for sound recordings, changing the term of protection from 50 to 70 years. This twenty year extension will benefit performing artists, and of course, record labels. The extension applies only to … Continue reading

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Artists Fed Up With Low Streaming Royalties — Threaten to Sue Labels

International music artists are fed up with low streaming royalty payments, and fed up with the labels getting a bigger cut of those royalties than the artists receive. Warner and Universal Music are now facing possible lawsuits from artists unless … Continue reading

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“Blurred Lines” — It’s the Hottest Case in This Place

Summary of the Legal Saga “Blurred Lines” by Robin Thicke, Pharrell Williams, and Clifford Harris, Jr. was released in March of 2013. It quickly caught attention for it’s catchy hook; fun, danceable beat; and seeming similarity to Marvin Gaye’s “Got … Continue reading

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EFF Asks Essential Questions Regarding Digital Copyright Ownership

A recent panel featuring Electronic Frontier Foundation‘s Julie Samuels, Techdirt‘s Mike Masnick and American University Washington College of Law professor, Michael Carroll posed some very interesting questions regarding future ownership of digital content. The panel’s topic was prompted by the … Continue reading

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