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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 [...]

By | 2017-10-02T16:23:45+00:00 October 2nd, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Entertainment Attorney Shrum interviewed for “Inside Music City” podcast

Backed into a corner, Spotify hints at major copyright battle

  By Lucas Evans* Back in mid-July, when streaming giant Spotify was slammed with two new major lawsuits totaling a whopping $366 million, we all tho ught they would try and settle. But the dispute, instead of heading towards an end, seems to be ramping up. The July complaints, filed by Nashville music publisher [...]

By | 2017-09-28T11:06:47+00:00 September 27th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Backed into a corner, Spotify hints at major copyright battle

Secret Blend of 11 Herbs: Three Things to Know about the 2016 Defend Trade Secrets Acts

By Drew Harris How delicious are those 11 “secret herbs and spices” assembled by Harland Sanders in 1930 for his popular “Kentucky Fried Chicken” sold at his local service station? It was so “finger lickin’ good” popular that the Governor Ruby Laffoon proclaimed him a “Colonel” and he started franchising his chicken business. But rather [...]

By | 2017-07-20T11:04:36+00:00 July 18th, 2017|Copyright Issues, Entertainment Industry News, Entertainment Law, Trademark Issues, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Secret Blend of 11 Herbs: Three Things to Know about the 2016 Defend Trade Secrets Acts

Purple Reign: Lessons We Learned From Prince – Part 2

In our first episode of Purple Reign, we saw that even though Prince was known as a “control freak” when it came to many things, he may have let a few things slip, such as the non-existence of a valid will. Notwithstanding that incredibly inconvenient post-mortem faux paux, Prince was in fact obsessively compulsive when [...]

By | 2017-07-20T11:04:37+00:00 August 5th, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Purple Reign: Lessons We Learned From Prince – Part 2

The Creative Spark

You cannot discover new oceans unless you have the courage to lose sight of the shore. As it does every year, this new year marks a new beginning. I plan to continue my Twitter series entitled #creativity, so if you don’t already, follow me there @bshrum, or on any of the social networking platforms. However, [...]

By | 2017-07-20T11:04:42+00:00 January 2nd, 2015|Creative, Songwriting, Uncategorized|Comments Off on The Creative Spark

Author of Law on the Row blog, Barry Shrum, publishes new book.

NASHVILLE, TN, AUGUST 5, 2012:  Amazon’s CreateSpace and Shrum & Associates announce the publication of a new book by the author of Law on the Row, Barry Neil Shrum, Esquire.  The book is titled Origins of an Idea:  An Apologetic of Original  Expression and features a forward by Daymond John, who appears on the Shark [...]

By | 2017-07-20T17:44:01+00:00 March 6th, 2012|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Author of Law on the Row blog, Barry Shrum, publishes new book.

New Wine in Old Wine Skins

People don't pour new wine into old wineskins. If they do, the wine will make the skins burst, and both the wine and the skins will be ruined.   -Mark 2:22 Article 1, Section 8,Clause 8 of the United States Constitution is the starting point for any discussion of intellectual property, and in this specific case [...]

By | 2017-07-20T17:44:01+00:00 December 16th, 2011|Uncategorized|Comments Off on New Wine in Old Wine Skins

The Proposed “Combating Online Infringement and Counterfeits Act”– yet another feeble attempt?

Since before the day that Napster was a twinkle in Sean Parker’s eye – well over a decade ago now – the legal and music industries have each struggled with ways to cope with and transform their dusty old business models from the physical status quo to the digital revolution.

By | 2017-07-20T17:44:08+00:00 February 22nd, 2011|Internet Law, RIAA, Technology, Uncategorized|Comments Off on The Proposed “Combating Online Infringement and Counterfeits Act”– yet another feeble attempt?