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New Collaboration “Baby Be My Valentine” Released on iTunes

I have to put a plug in for my brother, C. Kim Shrum, whose collaboration with the artist, Lance Songs, Baby Be My Valentine was released this week on iTunes.  You can check out the production here.  My brother has been writing songs as long as I can remember, and is one of the reasons [...]

By | 2017-07-20T17:44:08+00:00 February 14th, 2011|Client Activity, Music Row News, Nashville|Comments Off on New Collaboration “Baby Be My Valentine” Released on iTunes

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+00:00 March 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+00:00 March 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”

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+00:00 March 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

Bobby Don releases “Some Sunday”

My client, Ric Landers and Your Place or Mine Digital, LLC were instrumentally involved in the release of the new single, Some Sunday, written by Emmy nominated songwriter Bobby Don Bloodworth and recorded with his band the Gopher Broke Band.  The CD can be purchased here, or you can download and MP3 version.  Here is [...]

By | 2008-10-24T13:30:34+00:00 October 24th, 2008|Client Activity, Life on the Row|Comments Off on Bobby Don releases “Some Sunday”

Best Wishes to my old friend, Will Hoge

I want to take this opportunity and use this forum to wish Will Hoge and his beautiful family best wishes in this difficult and painful time, and offer my family's prayers for a speedy recovery.  Will was one of my first clients when I started practicing entertainment law in Nashville -- I negotiated one of [...]

By | 2008-08-22T14:36:37+00:00 August 22nd, 2008|Client Activity, Music Row News, Nashville|Comments Off on Best Wishes to my old friend, Will Hoge

Exile performs on Grand Ole Opry

Sonny LeMaire, together with other members of the 70's pop/rock sensation, Exile ("Kiss You All Over") will perform on the stage of the Grand Ole Opry this Saturday, August 9th.  Exile's appearance will be in the 7:30-8:00 p.m. time slot.  Other performers on the Opry Saturday evening include Charlie Pride, Radney Foster, Riders in the [...]

By | 2008-08-07T13:08:48+00:00 August 7th, 2008|Client Activity, Life on the Row, Nashville|Comments Off on Exile performs on Grand Ole Opry

Brittany Wells nominated for “Artist of the Year”

The Myspace "Featured Artist of the Day" page has made its nominations for Female Vocalist of the Year, and Brittany is among them.  Click on the photo advertisement to the left to cast your vote! Technorati Tags: Country Music,Artist of the Year,Entertainment Industry,Music Industry

By | 2007-12-18T11:42:40+00:00 December 18th, 2007|Client Activity|Comments Off on Brittany Wells nominated for “Artist of the Year”

Music Publishing 101, Part 3: Pieces of the Publishing Pie

Once a music publisher begins to receive income from the exploitation of the copyrights it has acquired, it must begin to distribute the income to the appropriate writers.  Understanding the basic principles of copyright ownership and royalty splits is fundamental to performing the task of distribution of income.  One device that is often used to [...]

By | 2015-03-21T21:57:15+00:00 November 28th, 2007|Client Activity, Entertainment Industry News, Life on the Row, Music Law, Music Publishing, Songwriting|Comments Off on Music Publishing 101, Part 3: Pieces of the Publishing Pie