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About bshrum

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.

In the Thicke of things

Robin Thicke  and  Pharrell Williams spent 2013 on the top of the charts with their hit  Blurred Lines, but due to allegations of copyright infringement suit leveled by the children  of legendary singer Marvin Gaye they also spent much of 2014 in a court proceedings. And did they put on a show. The saga began [...]

By | 2017-07-20T11:04:41+00:00 February 4th, 2015|Copyright Issues, Litigation, Songwriting|Comments Off on In the Thicke of things

The Creative Spark

You cannot discover new oceans unless you have the courage to lose sight of the shore. As it does every year, this new year marks a new beginning. I plan to continue my Twitter series entitled #creativity, so if you don’t already, follow me there @bshrum, or on any of the social networking platforms. However, [...]

By | 2017-07-20T11:04:42+00:00 January 2nd, 2015|Creative, Songwriting, Uncategorized|Comments Off on The Creative Spark

Preliminary Considerations for Starting a New Business in 2015

As people say goodbye to the December holidays and begin planning their goals for a new year, many considering starting a new business in order to be their own boss and start down the road to financial independence. So, if you plan on starting up a new venture in 2015, you will likely have questions [...]

By | 2017-07-20T11:04:42+00:00 December 29th, 2014|Angel Investment, Nashville|Comments Off on Preliminary Considerations for Starting a New Business in 2015

Considering a new U.S. copyright act

Is it time for Congress to draft a replacement for the 1976 Copyright Law? In point of fact, the law was drafted almost half a decade ago now and its last major amendment came in 1998 with the addition of the DMCA. Many argue that the advent of digital technology, driven of course by the [...]

By | 2017-07-20T17:43:57+00:00 December 11th, 2014|Copyright Issues, Music Industry, Music Law, Music Publishing, Technology|Comments Off on Considering a new U.S. copyright act