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
Americans spend $21 per capita on music products, about as much as they spend today on recorded music. The figure exceeds concert grosses per head and also the total per capita music royalty collections by ASCAP, BMI, SESAC, and the Harry Fox Agency. Yet the only glimpse most musicians see of the...Read More
On February 5, 2015, the US Copyright Office released a comprehensive set of recommendations on how to revise copyright law called “Copyright and the Music Marketplace”. These revisions, if they were to become law, could affect every corner of the music industry. One of the most significant...Read More