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About Barry Neil Shrum, Esq.

Barry Neil Shrum, Esq. is an entertainment lawyer in Nashville Tennessee with over 20 years experience. One of Nashville's premier entertainment, intellectual property , technology and entrepreneur attorney and lawyer.

Logan Brill signs publishing deal with Carnival Music

We recently wrapped up the exclusive songwriting agreement between my client, Logan Brill and Carnival Music.  Logan and her family are from the Knoxville area.  She moved here to pursue a music degree at Belmont University, but ended up with a major in French and a minor in vocal performance.  Logan is writing with other [...]

By | July 14th, 2012|Client Activity, Life on the Row, Music Industry, Music Law, Music Publishing, Music Row Nashville, Music Row News, Nashville|Comments Off on Logan Brill signs publishing deal with Carnival Music

Law on the Row Goes “Old Skool”

written by Jeff ScheeseLaw on the Row is making the jump from digital to “old skool” hardcover. Barry Neil Shrum’s article The Magical Ring of Gyges: Why Illegal Downloading is So Rampant in the Age of Cyberspace was selected by author and editor Thomas J. Hickey, responsible for the Taking Sides book series published by [...]

By | May 30th, 2012|Music Industry, Music Row News, Nashville|Comments Off on Law on the Row Goes “Old Skool”

The Music Row Show is “moving on up”

By Jeff Scheese* (with Barry Neil Shrum, Esq.) Great news for those of you who listen to The Music Row Show on WLAC Nashville! The show features my clients, Scott Southworth and Heino Moeller, who recently announced that starting June 3rd the weekly radio program will make the leap to WSM, the 86-year-old 650 AM [...]

By | May 25th, 2012|Client Activity, Music Industry, Music Row Nashville|Comments Off on The Music Row Show is “moving on up”

Author of Law on the Row blog, Barry Shrum, publishes new book.

NASHVILLE, TN, AUGUST 5, 2012:  Amazon’s CreateSpace and Shrum & Associates announce the publication of a new book by the author of Law on the Row, Barry Neil Shrum, Esquire.  The book is titled Origins of an Idea:  An Apologetic of Original  Expression and features a forward by Daymond John, who appears on the Shark [...]

By | March 6th, 2012|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Author of Law on the Row blog, Barry Shrum, publishes new book.

New Wine in Old Wine Skins

People don't pour new wine into old wineskins. If they do, the wine will make the skins burst, and both the wine and the skins will be ruined.   -Mark 2:22 Article 1, Section 8,Clause 8 of the United States Constitution is the starting point for any discussion of intellectual property, and in this specific case [...]

By | December 16th, 2011|Uncategorized|Comments Off on New Wine in Old Wine Skins

SOPA and PROTECT IP: Is the Sky Falling on the Internet?

By Amber Rose and Barry Shrum If you've cruised the net or checked out your local news any time within the last few months, chances are you've heard rumors currently sweeping the United States about two pieces of proposed legislation : H.R. 3261 entitled the Stop Online Piracy Act (“SOPA”) and S. 968 entitled the [...]

By | December 8th, 2011|Digital Downloads|Comments Off on SOPA and PROTECT IP: Is the Sky Falling on the Internet?

The Truth Shall Set Us Free: Copyrights in Biblical Translations

By Bennett L. McMordie, ed. by Barry Neil Shrum “Everyone must submit himself to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established by God. Consequently, he who rebels against the authority is rebelling against what God has instituted, and those who do [...]

By | December 1st, 2011|Copyright Issues|Comments Off on The Truth Shall Set Us Free: Copyrights in Biblical Translations

Exile featured on pilot episode of new GAC program

My good friend and client Sonny LeMaire, lead member of the late seventies-sensation band, EXILE, will be featured on a new on Great American Country called Hit Exchange.  The pilot episode features Trace Adkins discussing his fondness of the song “Kiss You All Over,” which climbed all the way to #1 on the charts in [...]

By | December 1st, 2011|Client Activity|Comments Off on Exile featured on pilot episode of new GAC program

Regulations related to Cyberspace

Since it was commercialized in 1995, the Internet, particularly the World Wide Web, has spawned many Federal laws to regulated activities conducted in Cyberspace.  I developed the following presentation for my Cyberlaw class at Belmont University’s Mike Curb School of Music Business:  

By | November 4th, 2011|RIAA|Comments Off on Regulations related to Cyberspace

Steve Jobs: in memoriam obsequium.

  STEVEN PAUL JOBS February 24, 1955-October 5, 2011 “Steve was among the greatest of American innovators - brave enough to think differently, bold enough to believe he could change the world, and talented enough to do it.”  – President Barack Obama, October 5, 2011. You can't connect the dots looking forward; you can only [...]

By | October 6th, 2011|RIAA, Technology|Comments Off on Steve Jobs: in memoriam obsequium.