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Music Row Magazine sold

Music Row magazine has been "Nashville's Music Industry Publication" for 26 years.  Yesterday, Music Row announced that it was being acquired by SouthComm Communications, Inc.  SouthComm is a Nashville-based media company founded in 2007 by Chris Ferrell and Nashville investment firm Solidus Co., led by Townes Duncan.  Duncan is chairman of SouthComm and Ferrell is [...]

By |2008-03-28T12:03:34+00:00March 28th, 2008|Life on the Row, Music Publishing, Music Row News, Nashville|Comments Off on Music Row Magazine sold

Fair is not always “Fair Use”

The concept of “fair use” is a very misunderstood concept.  The first common misunderstanding that people espouse is that the concept of “fair use” is a right or privilege granted by copyright law.  It is not.  Secondly, many people mistakenly believe that so long as they do not make any money from an infringing use [...]

By |2015-03-21T22:05:03+00:00March 13th, 2008|Copyright Issues, Entertainment Law, Music Law, RIAA, Songwriting|Comments Off on Fair is not always “Fair Use”

“More than a Feeling” – Momma, look what they’ve done to my song!

I received a call from one of my readers to address the topic of whether a songwriter has the ability to restrict the use of his or her composition in the instance it is being used in advancing a cause opposite to that espoused by the songwriter.  This was spawned, of course, by the recent [...]

By |2008-03-05T11:51:11+00:00March 5th, 2008|Copyright Issues, Entertainment Law, Music Law, RIAA|Comments Off on “More than a Feeling” – Momma, look what they’ve done to my song!