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Barbara Mandrell and Kix Brooks slated for CRS-40 Panel

Country Radio Broadcasters, Inc.® has announced the CRS-40 "Life Of A Legend" panel will feature an interview session of country music legend Barbara Mandrell by host Kix Brooks. The "Life Of A Legend" panel, sponsored by ABC Radio Networks, takes place Friday, March 6, 2009 at 4:10 p.m.  This panel is the climax of the [...]

By |2009-01-13T15:07:01+00:00January 13th, 2009|Entertainment Industry News, Life on the Row, Music Industry, Music Row Nashville, Music Row News, Nashville|Comments Off on Barbara Mandrell and Kix Brooks slated for CRS-40 Panel

Local 257 elects Pomeroy to replace Bradley

OUT WITH THE OLD After over 18 years of service to the organization, Harold Bradley is no longer president of Nashville’s Local 257 chapter of the American Federation of Musicians.  Dave Pomeroy was elected president last week by a vote of 675 to 449.  Out of it’s 2620 members, 1165 votes were cast in this [...]

By |2008-12-16T11:24:56+00:00December 16th, 2008|Entertainment Industry News, Life on the Row, Music Industry, Music Row News, Nashville|Comments Off on Local 257 elects Pomeroy to replace Bradley

Last Man Standing – collaborating with other songwriters

See Jane. See Jane write lyrics. See Dick. See Dick write melodies. See Dick meet Jane. See Dick and Jane combine their efforts and collaborate together to write a song. This is one frequent story among Nashville's songwriting community.  On any given afternoon in Nashville, there will be innumerable co-writing sessions occurring at any given [...]

By |2015-03-21T22:26:14+00:00November 2nd, 2007|Copyright Issues, Entertainment Industry News, Music Industry, Music Law, RIAA, Songwriting|Comments Off on Last Man Standing – collaborating with other songwriters

Amazon to announce third quarter profits, including MP3 sales

Amazon.com, Inc. (Tickler Symbol: AMZN) will hold a conference call on October 23, 2007 at 5:00 p.m. ET to discuss its 2007 third quarter financial results. This announcement has tremendous relevance for those of us interested in the commercial viability of digital sales and downloads of DRM-free music -- since Amazon launched its online music [...]

By |2007-10-22T12:18:21+00:00October 22nd, 2007|Entertainment Industry News, Music Industry, Music Row News|Comments Off on Amazon to announce third quarter profits, including MP3 sales

The Future of the Music Industry – the continuing dialogue

There is a very well written blog entry by McQuinn on the blog MCQESQ entitled The Future of the Music Industry.  You can read the article in its entirety here, and it is well worth the effort.  It attempts with acute perception and finesse to dispel the rampant rumors that the music industry conglomerates are [...]

By |2007-10-19T11:27:26+00:00October 19th, 2007|Entertainment Industry News, Life on the Row, Music Industry, Music Row News, RIAA Litigation|Comments Off on The Future of the Music Industry – the continuing dialogue

Thomas asked judge for new trial for damages

On Monday, Jammie Thomas’ attorney, Brian Toder, filed a motion asking that the judge set a new trial to determine damages or, in the alternative, for a remittitur.  Thomas is the woman who was recently found guilty of copyright infringement as a result of which the Plaintiff was awarded $222,000. The Federal Rules of Civil [...]

By |2007-10-17T10:33:24+00:00October 17th, 2007|Entertainment Industry News, Music Industry, Music Row News|Comments Off on Thomas asked judge for new trial for damages

The Digital Lowdown: What’s a good deal?

The author, Steven Corn is the co-founder of Big Fish Media, a digital music distribution company working with all the major download music services like iTunes, eMusic and Napster.  He is the author of the blog, The Digital Lowdown.  This article appeared in Issue 32 of Royalty Week, dated October 9, 2007 and is reprinted here with [...]

By |2007-10-10T14:10:25+00:00October 10th, 2007|Internet Law, Life on the Row, Music Industry, Music Row News|Comments Off on The Digital Lowdown: What’s a good deal?

Jammie Thomas to appeal verdict in RIAA Litigation.

Imagine that you have a wireless network router in your home which you set up yourself.  Also imagine that, because you are not computer saavy, you failed to establish a password for that router, or established a “weak” password consisting of only numbers, or your birthdate, or something of that nature.  Consider now the proximity [...]

By |2007-10-09T10:15:56+00:00October 9th, 2007|Music Industry, RIAA Litigation|Comments Off on Jammie Thomas to appeal verdict in RIAA Litigation.

Mens Rea & Digital Activity

For a very reasoned commetary on the potential impact of Virgin v. Thomas on other Internet activity, read John Mahoney’s article entitled Forget File Sharing: the Internet is on Trial at his blog, The Digital Edge.  Thanks for the insight John. Mr. Mahoney correctly points out that in this age of wireless technologies and computer [...]

By |2007-10-04T15:11:58+00:00October 4th, 2007|Music Industry, RIAA Litigation|Comments Off on Mens Rea & Digital Activity