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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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | February 22nd, 2011|Internet Law, RIAA, Technology, Uncategorized|Comments Off on The Proposed “Combating Online Infringement and Counterfeits Act”– yet another feeble attempt?