On June 23rd 2016, the U.K. voted in favor of leaving the European Union. The referendum put the majority at 52%, with England and Wales in favor and Scotland and Northern Ireland against....
In June, the United States Department of Justice both denied a review of ASCAP and BMI’s consent decrees and extended the reach of the decrees to eliminate the traditional practice of...
Brexit and the Music Industry1
Consent and Songwriters’ Rights2
YouTube’s Value Gap3
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 Bowie’s persona, his sense of fashion, and, above all, his music, that over time elevated pop culture by making it...Read More
In November, Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams were ordered to pay $5.3 million to the Marvin Gaye estate for infringing Gaye’s Got To Give it Up in their 2013 Blurred Lines single. Thicke and Williams will also have to pay at least half of the song’s future publishing income. This case is...Read More