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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”

The Music Row Show is “moving on up”

By Jeff Scheese* (with Barry Neil Shrum, Esq.) Great news for those of you who listen to The Music Row Show on WLAC Nashville! The show features my clients, Scott Southworth and Heino Moeller, who recently announced that starting June 3rd the weekly radio program will make the leap to WSM, the 86-year-old 650 AM [...]

By | May 25th, 2012|Client Activity, Music Industry, Music Row Nashville|Comments Off on The Music Row Show is “moving on up”

Lance Songs engages services of Barry Neil Shrum

Nashville, Tennessee.  Lance Songs announces that he recently inked a deal with Barry Neil Shrum, Esquire of Shrum & Associates to represent him in the entertainment industry.  Lance is an emerging artist whose music is very soulful and whose writing is inspiring.  Lance’s album Rise and Shine Hero sold over 50,000 units, and he has [...]

By | March 22nd, 2011|Client Activity|Comments Off on Lance Songs engages services of Barry Neil Shrum

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

98% of all Statistics are Made Up on the Spot! Fact is, copyright infringement DOES kill jobs.

Mark Twain had a lot to say about statistics, ranking them as the highest of all lies:  “There are three kinds of lies:  lies, damned lies, and statistics.  Twain is also attributed with the more insinuated saying that “statistics are like ladies of the evening, once you get them down, you do anything with them!”   [...]

By | March 2nd, 2011|Copyright Issues, Digital Downloads, Internet Law, RIAA|Comments Off on 98% of all Statistics are Made Up on the Spot! Fact is, copyright infringement DOES kill jobs.

The Magical Ring of Gyges: Why Illegal Downloading is So Rampant in the Age of Cyberspace

NBC Universal recently hired a company called Envisional to study counterfeiting activity over the Internet. The results of this study – despite the fact that it is industry funded – are literally astonishing: 24% of all global Internet traffic involves digital theft!  Stated another way, one in every four people surfing the Internet are stealing [...]

By | February 28th, 2011|Copyright Issues, Digital Downloads, Featured, Music Law, RIAA, Songwriting|Comments Off on The Magical Ring of Gyges: Why Illegal Downloading is So Rampant in the Age of Cyberspace

Jimmy Eugene opens for Gary Allan and performs for a sold out crowd!

My friend and client, Dr. Jimmy Eugene Pollard, performed a sampling of his music in front of a sold-out crowd, performing as the opening act for Gary Allan’s immensely successful Get Off On the Pain tour.  The Pavillion at  the Coushatta Casino Resort welcomed over 4000 people for the February 19th event.  Allan’s tour has [...]

By | February 21st, 2011|Client Activity, Life on the Row, RIAA|Comments Off on Jimmy Eugene opens for Gary Allan and performs for a sold out crowd!

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