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Creative Lesson’s from Einstein and Quantum Physics

As a true geek, Albert Einstein as always been one of my inspirations.  What better way to inspire the artists and creators among us than to let my idol do the speaking. In 1982, a physicist at the University of Paris, Alain Aspect discovered that when two subatomic particles become entangled on some cosmic level, they remain connected and are [...]

By |April 20th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on Creative Lesson’s from Einstein and Quantum Physics

Choose Your Own Litigation

Many of you may remember reading a “Choose your own Adventure” book in your childhood, and being fascinated by the different trajectory a story could take as you made different selections in the story line. R.A. Montgomery created the children’s book series entitled “Choose Your Own Adventure” in the late 1970’s. The original Bantam series sold more than 250 [...]

By |March 29th, 2019|Categories: Entertainment Law, Litigation, Trademark Issues|Tags: |Comments Off on Choose Your Own Litigation

Marvel Comics and the Power of Licensing

by Madeline Rains, edited by BNSesq The backbone of Marvel Comics has always been the wealth of intellectual property possessed by the company. Its success was based around complete ownership of its characters, until Marvel ultimately sold its film rights for select characters to other studios in the 1990’s, following financial turmoil. Marvel’s struggle to regain those film rights [...]

By |January 4th, 2019|Categories: Copyright Issues, Licensing|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Marvel Comics and the Power of Licensing

NASHVILLE SONGWRITERS HALL OF FAME ANNOUNCES 2018 INDUCTEES

Yesterday I had the honor of attending the announcement of the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame's 2018 inductees, Ronnie Dunn, K.T. Oslin, Byron Hill, Wayne Kirkpatrick and Joe Melson.  I am so honored to serve as general counsel for this outstanding organization and serve with president Pat Alger, executive director Mark Ford, and all of the other talented and wonderful [...]

By |August 8th, 2018|Categories: Client Activity, Entertainment Industry News, Music Industry, Music Row Nashville, Music Row News, Nashville, Songwriting|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on NASHVILLE SONGWRITERS HALL OF FAME ANNOUNCES 2018 INDUCTEES

Arman Asadsangabi and his band Oddnote make Waves around Nashville

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 two songs and these are reviewed by Sony/ATV’s creative team.  The winners have the opportunity to perform their songs live for the Sony/ATV team at [...]

By |January 29th, 2018|Categories: Client Activity, Music Industry, Music Row Nashville, Music Row News, Nashville|Comments Off on Arman Asadsangabi and his band Oddnote make Waves around Nashville

Barry Neil Shrum named general counsel for Nashville Songwriters’ Hall of Fame

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 Board of Directors.  The Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame Foundation (NaSHOF) is a non-profit organization dedicated to honoring and preserving the songwriting legacy that is [...]

By |January 25th, 2018|Categories: Client Activity, Entertainment Industry News, Music Row Nashville, Music Row News, Nashville, Songwriting|Comments Off on Barry Neil Shrum named general counsel for Nashville Songwriters’ Hall of Fame