The 10th ASCAP “I Create Music" EXPO” to be held this April 30 - May 2 in L.A. offers attendees one-on-one time with some of the world's top producers, composers, songwriters and industry leaders including Aloe Black CD Baby's Kevin Breuner, Bill Withers and more.
In 2013 the label that gave the world the viral hit Harlem Shake faced a serious legal issue. The story has become something of a modern parable for fledgling producers who tend to sample without seeking permission.
Numerous songwriter and composer guilds from around the world have joined forces in an open letter directed toward the American Music Publishing Community regarding the ongoing debate surrounding publishing rights.
Publishers have expressed their increasing intent to bypass ASCAP and BMI to cut direct deals with digital music services. Now organizations representing a broad spectrum of songwriters are questioning the deals. Notably absent from the signatories to their open letter is the North American Publishers Association.
Since May 2013, the House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Courts, Intellectual Property and the Internet has undertaken a comprehensive review of the entire Copyright Act, including many issues of importance to musicians and songwriters.
When does "influenced by" become infringement? That's the question that every songwriter, publisher and label boss is asking after a jury awarded the estate of Marvin Gaye $7.4 million their battle with Robin Thicke, Pharrell Williams and T.I. What do you think? Do you agree with the "Blurred Lines" verdict? Vote here:
Rightsify is bringing key data to rights holders and licensees by way of an easy-to-digest online dashboard that helps them better understand important industry trends to grow their business in the new digital world.