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Taxation of digital downloads

By guest author, Cory Greenwell, Esquire* “The customer is always right” has long been a mantra of the business world. Over the last ten years, consumers within the entertainment and software industries have begun to demand instant access to products off all types. Products such as the Apple iPod®, Sony PSP® and the Amazon Kindle® [...]

By |2017-07-20T17:44:12+00:00March 13th, 2009|Music Row News|Comments Off on Taxation of digital downloads

Politico’s interview with Corgan following his testimony before Judiciary Committee on HR 848

Link to Politico Interview As a follow up to my previous post on the subject, the radio widget above should play Politico’s interview with Smashing Pumpkin’s founder and frontman Billy Corgan following his testimony in front of the House Judiciary Committee in support of HR 848, the Performance Rights Act. Corgan testified on Capitol Hill [...]

By |2017-07-20T17:44:12+00:00March 11th, 2009|Client Activity, Entertainment Industry News, Entertainment Law, Life on the Row, Music Industry, Music Law, Music Publishing, Music Row Nashville, Music Row News|Comments Off on Politico’s interview with Corgan following his testimony before Judiciary Committee on HR 848

Judiciary Committee holds hearings on HR 848, the “Performance Rights Act”

The House Judiciary Committee will hold hearings on H.R. 848 (this year’s version of HR 4789) tomorrow morning at 10:00 a.m.  Although the Committee’s website does not identify any witnesses at this time, I am informed by musicFIRST that Smashing Pumpkins’ founder Billy Corgan and Mitch Bainwol, chairman and CEO of the RIAA will be [...]

By |2009-03-09T12:54:21+00:00March 9th, 2009|Client Activity, Entertainment Industry News, Entertainment Law, Life on the Row, Music Law, Music Row News, Nashville|Comments Off on Judiciary Committee holds hearings on HR 848, the “Performance Rights Act”

Randy Owens receives “Artist Humanitarian Award”

Country Radio Broadcasters, Inc. today announced that country legend Randy Owens was the recipient of this year’s Artist Humanitarian Award.  Together with his cousins Jeff Cook and Teddy Gentry, Owens was the front man for the one of the best selling country acts of all time, Alabama.  The band, which peaked in the 80’s, racked [...]

By |2009-03-06T14:36:18+00:00March 6th, 2009|Music Row News|Comments Off on Randy Owens receives “Artist Humanitarian Award”

Oscar-nominated short film “I Met the Walrus”

As a Beatles fan, I thought I’d share this interesting little film, which animates an interview which Jerry Levitan conducted with John Lennon in 1969 when Levitan was only 14.   Just to give a little historical perspective, 1969 was the year that Abby Road was released, the Beatles performed together for the [...]

By |2009-03-05T09:54:40+00:00March 5th, 2009|Music Row News|Comments Off on Oscar-nominated short film “I Met the Walrus”

Music Row gears up for CRS

When big events like the Country Radio Seminar occur, Music Row begins to buzz with various activities and talk about the celebrities.  The Country Radio Seminar is an annual convention designed to educate and promote the exchange of ideas in the country music industry.  This year marks the event’s 40th anniversary and it promises to [...]

By |2009-03-03T09:28:41+00:00March 3rd, 2009|Client Activity, Entertainment Law, Life on the Row, Music Industry, Music Row Nashville, Music Row News, Nashville|Comments Off on Music Row gears up for CRS