“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
When it comes to recorded music, today’s consumers enjoy a free ride and seem to have all the answers. Song sharing is there for the taking and, in any case, the old music sales model is archaic. But if out with the old and in with the new is stylish in music, the same is not true of music...Read More
Secondary ticketing, a practice many prefer to call ticket scalping, is hardly new. According to Ticketmaster’s co-founder Albert Leffler, ticket resale was already profitable in the Roman Empire and “tickets were regularly resold or bartered for a better view of the emperor”.1 Today, more...Read More