Copyright law is based on property law. It evolved over time and recognized more and more economic rights, such as those of music creators to collect on sound recordings and public...
David Bowie is a legend in more ways than one. In the 1970s his on stage alter egos could have been shunned; instead, they shattered conventions and then they were embraced. It was...
Compromising Moral Rights1
Bowie’s Bonds: An Appreciation2
The Lesson of Blurred Lines3
Zumba is the remarkable story of a business that has made music the handmaiden of health and wellness worldwide. It has created a growing ecosystem for musicians in which producers get paid for original tracks, publishers get paid for licensing fees, and bigger artists get contracted for live...Read More
One of the music community’s most popular – and romantic – memes is that technology has leveled the playing field to the point that musicians can “do it all themselves”. Why sign with a record label when it’s cheap and easy to get your music on iTunes? Why hire a publicist when...Read More