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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

Intellectual Property Law: Is it relevant in today’s high speed digital age?

Editors Note:  Today we begin an intriguing series of articles regarding the relevance of intellectual property concepts in an age in which the likes of John Perry Barlow, founder of the EFF, have declared that because everything can be reduced to digital existence, the need to protect creations of the mind is irrelevant.  We disagree.  We hope you enjoy [...]

By |November 16th, 2017|Categories: Copyright Issues|Comments Off on Intellectual Property Law: Is it relevant in today’s high speed digital age?

Entertainment Attorney Shrum interviewed for “Inside Music City” podcast

Our founding partner, Barry Neil Shrum, was recently interviewed for Episode #12 of Inside Music City podcast, which is available on iTunes, Stitcher and Tunein.  The one-hour episode delves into Mr. Shrum's reasons for becoming an intellectual property counselor and overall guru, as well as various tidbits of advice for the upcoming songwriter, artist and entrepreneur.  You can listen [...]

By |October 2nd, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on Entertainment Attorney Shrum interviewed for “Inside Music City” podcast