“All the world’s a stage,” wrote Shakespeare in As You Like It, and he said as much in other plays. The public performance of creative works, including the work of songwriters,...
After the music industry was shocked in the early 2000s by the growth of piracy and file sharing, many investors were skeptical about the future of music publishing assets, worried that the...
Copyright in Public Places1
Song Catalog Finances2
The Power of False Pretense3
SoundCloud is one of the leading sources of audio sharing on the net, with 250 million active monthly users up from just ten million two years ago. The user base is quarter of Facebook’s. Moreover, each passing minute it purportedly adds twelve new hours of original uploaded music and...Read More
February 13, 2014 marked the 100th anniversary of the founding of the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers, known colloquially as ASCAP, the nation’s first, and largest performance rights organization. As a Performance Rights Organization, ASCAP’s primary role has been...Read More