And Rushing briefed Senate Judiciary Committee staff on the need for a performance right for musicians whose work is played on terrestrial radio. They should do that. They need to do that. The more information you put into the public domain, the harder it is to argue that the press should respect your boundaries. Some judges have relaxed their schedules. You just weather it. In some cases, those deals will allow major artists to ride out the suspension of touring.
I think what is really interesting is that both ICM and Primary together seem to be taking a much more positive and aggressive approach in terms of maintaining the business core than some of the other agencies who are laying off people left, right and center. Without that, everything you are doing as a young artist will be impossible. TikTok users have uploaded over 4. Find your own voice. For touring clients, the attorneys examined force majeure clauses which limit liability in unforeseen circumstancessought to cut expenses and explored ways to help the employees of clients survive financially.
Clients with smart deals were protected, Album), and those without were scrambling to find new sources of income. That is quite a group. This is a great example of how a silver lining was created from the pandemic and brought to fans.
This year, Louis Bell won the ASCAP songwriter of the year [honor] for the second straight year — it would have been truly special to see him onstage accepting that award again. Brown, the longtime attorney for Cash Money Records, reached out to clients and colleagues following the death of George Floyd.
I believe the music industry must do better to offer a real, true opportunity for African Americans, not just in senior roles but across the board in music and entertainment.
That intangible, intimate interplay among artists that produces a magical performance is lost. Before the touring shutdown, Cohen had negotiated the Happiness Begins outing for the Jonas Brothers. Now more than ever is a time for artists to use their voices to reach out.
Systemic racism must end now. Working with clients in music, film, TV and technology, Chidekel offers guidance on their financing, marketing and distribution efforts. Amid the COVID lockdown, Chidekel created a new venture for SKUxchange to provide blockchain-supported offer-and-reward services for music distributors and retailers. In other words, get your music, videos and other content out to the public now through social media and other outlets and create some traction in the marketplace before worrying about whether your legal house is fully in order.
Damle, who joined Latham in from his prior role as general counsel of the U. Copyright Office, noticed that the pandemic was affecting the ability of streaming services to comply with aspects of the Copyright Act.
New digital platforms are emerging every day. Davis guided executives in negotiations for new roles including Ryan Press as president of U. So we are acting for the Prince estate in our attempts to stop that judgment. It was quite a profound day, to be honest with you. A lot of soul-searching took place in our firm.
Spotify and Amazon are still appealing the rate hikes. Law is not meant to be a solo enterprise. I really miss strategizing and collaboration. Fohrman and his colleagues advised Spotify as the streaming service presented the first Spotify Awards in Mexico City in March. Two decades after representing the RIAA in its successful effort to halt peer-topeer file sharing via Napster, Frackman, 74, continues his work to protect music copyrights.
Over the past year, he pursued claims against Vimeo for unlicensed use of music on a user-generated content site. Other issues in the case will go to trial. Shoutout to Rafiq. Greenstein, 55, has represented clients before the Copyright Royalty Board, advised tech companies including Google on music-related issues and has included among his clients digital music services like Pandora, Spotify and Tencent.
In May, the firm reported that it is working with law enforcement agencies in response to a ransomware attack on its confidential client files. Hachar, 40, has been focused on helping developing artists and companies to adapt during both the COVID crisis and the protests over racial injustice. With expertise in intellectual property rights and experience as a skilled negotiator, Jacobson in recent months has been involved in the sale of music catalogs that include hit songs recorded by Elvis Presley, Andy Williams, The Dave Clark Five and Quiet Riot.
For one client, she protected ownership rights to a best-selling Christmas tune and several well-known Disney song classics. She recently cut a deal for San Diego-based hip-hop artist Joey Trap with distribution and artist services company Pivtl Projects. His firm has been involved in several such projects.
Amid the protests following the death of George MP3, Jones brought a long view. It was the most tumultuous period of that century aside from the world wars. But we got through it, and we will get through this. Once the pandemic hit, he shifted gears to help individuals, startups and smaller companies stay solvent through CARES Act loans and other programs. How that plays out is integral to our success.
Since then, she has helped artists and companies figure out new business models to weather the COVID crisis. Kinney, who recently launched her own firm, has been an advocate for major-label and independent artists alike. He continues to represent the intellectual property rights of the trust pro bono.
The months of the pandemic have been filled with legal work on livestream concerts by her clients. Surround yourself with people who know how to help you fill in the blanks. Payment to a professional adviser is ultimately an investment in yourself. With a history of working with legacy clients such as New Edition and Floyd Mayweather and rising talents like Machine Gun Kelly, McMillan says that during the pandemic he has continued negotiating artist signings, label deals and entrepreneurial ventures.
The scope of my work with them extends to many aspects of their lives outside of their business interests. But never forget that you are ultimately responsible for your career.
Ochs, 37, has a core expertise in live-music and public-performance royalties. Balancing the needs of creators with the needs of venues and other music users is the goal, he adds. Try to understand the basics of copyright law and engage with how it can benefit you.
A revised version of the bill passed My Mind - Sweet Coffee - Perfect Storm (File April. As a boutique firm, we work and collaborate more closely than most. The current national unrest has given our firm an opportunity to discuss these issues on the firmwide video calls we have been having every morning since the pandemic began. In the past year, Sperling, Perry and their firm advised the major labels and music publishers in copyright infringement litigation against internet service providers Charter Communications and Bright House Networks.
Ransom has represented Warner Music Group in a claim MP3 by Tower of Power singer Lenny Williams challenging the calculation of royalties attributable to foreign streaming. He has also been representing Universal Music Group in a putative class action involving Section of the Copyright Act, under which artists can seek to reclaim ownership of their master recordings. Both cases are ongoing. As a Black woman, remedying social injustice has been a lifelong passion. Michelle in November.
Schall, 54, and Vaquerano negotiated the sale of the song catalog of blink founder and former member Tom DeLonge to Hipgnosis. Vaquerano also helped strike an agreement between the U. Your fans are your lifeblood. Embrace them, cherish them and respect them. Zoom is a lifesaver in many ways but can never replace eye contact.
He is also working closely with the Asheville Symphony in developing new models for recording and presenting symphonic music during the lockdown. We need to do better. This is a moral imperative for America to move forward. With one of the largest MP3 of dedicated entertainment and media lawyers of any international law firm, Reed Smith has a roster of clients that includes artists, producers, songwriters, promoters, executives and entrepreneurs as well as many content streaming services, video games companies, social media platforms and broadcasters.
The surge in live-performance streaming deals has taken priority during the lockdown, says Shapiro. Sloane reports that his run of multimillion-dollar publishing catalog sales has continued this year despite the pandemic. During the pandemic, he has been advising developers of a new online creative collaboration platform that is yet to be announced. If you need to tweak some of the minutiae of your design, Adobe Spark offers the ability to customize any aspect of your artwork. Fade your background or bring it to the fore with the opacity function, or even change the filter for eye-catching effects.
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