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Sorting out the DOJ Ruling and its impact on performance rights

The first of the month (August 2016), the Department of Justice issued a summary of findings with regard to two court orders that govern the operation of two of the U.S. performing rights organizations (the “PRO’s”), ASCAP and BMI.  If it stands, the decision will also affect the third PRO, SESAC.Songwriters and music publishers around [...]

By | August 8th, 2016|Client Activity, Copyright Issues, Entertainment Industry News, Entertainment Law, Life on the Row, Music Industry, Music Law, Music Publishing, Music Row Nashville, Music Row News, Nashville, Songwriting|Comments Off on Sorting out the DOJ Ruling and its impact on performance rights

Sammy Mitchell signs with Razor & Tie Music Publishing

We just put the finishing touches on my great client, Sammy Mitchell’s, exclusive co-publishing deal with Jackie Boyz/Razor & Tie Music Publishing joint venture.   The partnership between Jackie Boyz (the Grammy-award winning songwriting/producing team of Battey brothers) and Razor & Tie was formed at the end of 2014 for the purpose of developing fresh new [...]

By | June 30th, 2015|Client Activity, Music Publishing, Music Row News, Nashville|Comments Off on Sammy Mitchell signs with Razor & Tie Music Publishing

Save the Music America to air PSA’s on CMT and GAC

In 2009 the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) estimated 95% of all digitally downloaded music was obtained illegally. This leaves only 5% of potential revenue to be distributed between all those who play a part in today’s music culture, including the most affected group, songwriters and music publishers. While some opponents dispute that number, [...]

By | July 30th, 2012|Client Activity, Digital Downloads, Music Industry, Music Law, Music Row Nashville, Music Row News|Comments Off on Save the Music America to air PSA’s on CMT and GAC

Logan Brill signs publishing deal with Carnival Music

We recently wrapped up the exclusive songwriting agreement between my client, Logan Brill and Carnival Music.  Logan and her family are from the Knoxville area.  She moved here to pursue a music degree at Belmont University, but ended up with a major in French and a minor in vocal performance.  Logan is writing with other [...]

By | July 14th, 2012|Client Activity, Life on the Row, Music Industry, Music Law, Music Publishing, Music Row Nashville, Music Row News, Nashville|Comments Off on Logan Brill signs publishing deal with Carnival Music

Law on the Row Goes “Old Skool”

written by Jeff ScheeseLaw on the Row is making the jump from digital to “old skool” hardcover. Barry Neil Shrum’s article The Magical Ring of Gyges: Why Illegal Downloading is So Rampant in the Age of Cyberspace was selected by author and editor Thomas J. Hickey, responsible for the Taking Sides book series published by [...]

By | May 30th, 2012|Music Industry, Music Row News, Nashville|Comments Off on Law on the Row Goes “Old Skool”

Lance–Reviews of his new album, “What you Make it.”

My new client, Lance, releases his new album, What you Make It on April 20th.  Backed up by the Peterson family, Lance joined forces with Berklee College of Music graduate, Randall S. Peterson, who produced this collection; another Berklee grad, Paul Meyer, did the mastering. The finished product is being met with stellar reviews.  This praise [...]

By | April 13th, 2011|Client Activity, Music Row News, RIAA|Comments Off on Lance–Reviews of his new album, “What you Make it.”

Rascal Flatts signs management deal with Spalding Entertainment

Rascal Flatts is arguably one of the most successful bands in recent history, selling more than 20 million albums as the headline act on Disney’s Lyric Street Records until that label succumbed to the effects of illegal digital downloading that has a stranglehold on the music industry.  When that happened, the band moved to the [...]

By | March 22nd, 2011|Music Industry, Music Row News|Comments Off on Rascal Flatts signs management deal with Spalding Entertainment

Belmont University To Honor Peebles and International Entertainment Buyers Association

Belmont University’s Mike Curb College of Entertainment and Music Business will honor the International Entertainment Buyers Association and one of its founders Harry “Hap” Peebles with the 2011 Robert E. Mulloy Award of Excellence. Established in memory of program founder Bob Mulloy,the annual Award of Excellence recognizes an individual or organization that has achieved a [...]

By | March 14th, 2011|Life on the Row, Music Row News, RIAA|Comments Off on Belmont University To Honor Peebles and International Entertainment Buyers Association

New Country Radio Survey Data Released by Coleman Insights

CRS 2011 Research Study Finds State of Country Music Healthy, New Media Engagement Growing Country Radio still king for consumers, new music discovery     The results of the CRB Country radio research study presented recently at Country Radio Seminar 2011 in Nashville.  The comprehensive study was sponsored through a partnership between Country Radio Broadcasters, [...]

By | March 9th, 2011|Music Industry, Music Row News, RIAA|Comments Off on New Country Radio Survey Data Released by Coleman Insights

Warner Music Group’s Quarterly Report Signals Future Trends

By Nathan Drake & Barry Neil Shrum Warner Music Group's ("WMG") year-end financial reports for 2010 came as little surprise when you take into account two factors:  (1) the general economic downturn in the U.S. and (2) the continued piracy in the global music industry.  See the report on WMG’s website here.  WMG has been [...]

By | February 21st, 2011|Entertainment Industry News, Music Industry, Music Row News, RIAA|Comments Off on Warner Music Group’s Quarterly Report Signals Future Trends