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Those who claim that our “culture always borrows from the past” would have us discount the possibility of an original thought or expression, a concept which, in turn, does injustice to such thinkers and creators as Einstein, Schrödinger, Michelangelo, Da Vinci, Monet, Mozart and Beethoven. The fact that such creative genius can be rare does not eliminate its possibility, nor its probability. A world devoid of original expression is a dark world indeed, and not one that we as a society should wish upon ourselves.
-Barry Neil Shrum
Featured Articles from “Law on the Row”
For several years now, Sony/ATV has partnered with Mike Curb College of Entertainment and Music Business at Belmont University, where I adjunct, to sponsor a songwriting contest called the Sony/ATV All-Access Program. Students submit [...]
Shrum & Associates’ very own namesake, Barry Neil Shrum, Esquire, was recently appointed to serve as general counsel for the Nashville Songwriters’ Hall of Fame, and to serve as a non-voting member of its [...]
Editors Note: Today we begin an intriguing series of articles regarding the relevance of intellectual property concepts in an age in which the likes of John Perry Barlow, founder of the EFF, have declared [...]
Our founding partner, Barry Neil Shrum, was recently interviewed for Episode #12 of Inside Music City podcast, which is available on iTunes, Stitcher and Tunein. The one-hour episode delves into Mr. Shrum's reasons for [...]