Filed under Music Business

Using the King of Laws for Unlimited Money

Who doesn’t want to make more money?  As you may have deduced by reading this blog, the main aspect of intellectual property I find most fascinating is the inability to never completely consume a creative work.  Unlike real estate, land, or natural resources – intellectual property can forever be divided, sub-divided and can never be … Continue reading

Magic Wands of Copyright

“Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy” – Beethoven. I can’t help but wonder what Beethoven would think of the takedown notices sent to websites earlier this week that display song lyrics. As Billboard reported in THIS article, the National Association of Music Publishers sent takedown notices to nearly 50 websites that … Continue reading

More than a Shaker of Salt

A fellow lawyer friend who just might love music as much as I do (the jury is still out on whether that is true or not 🙂), shared with me an article about the song Margaritaville. The basis is that the song is quite possibly the most lucrative song in existence. The article went onto … Continue reading

How to “Cut” It In the Music Industry

I found myself at a Bryan Adams acoustic concert this past week. I know what you’re thinking. Robin Hood Prince of Thieves Bryan Adams? That’s the one.  Summer of ’69 Bryan Adams? Yes. The Bryan Adams that Cuts Like a Knife? Yep – all one in the same and an enjoyable Sunday night. Throughout the … Continue reading

How to Earn 2.5 Million YouTube Views

Apparently I was not the only that wanted to question what is and is not allowed via the medium of video. To recap, check out my post from last week – Explict Sex Coming to a T.V. Near You. After thinking about my post last week, news of Justin Timberlake’s latest music video and the … Continue reading

Feature Friday – Susan Marshall

Feature Friday – Susan Marshall

My Feature Friday for this week is vocalist and performer Susan Marshall! Susan has over 100 albums to her credit and has performed with the likes of Lynyrd Skynyrd, North Mississippi Allstars, and Lucinda Williams – just to name a few.  She also was the songwriter for one of the songs on Katharine McPhee’s debut album. … Continue reading

Feature Friday – Apology Revisited

Feature Friday – Apology Revisited

A few weeks back I told you about the new album Apology on Repeat  to be released by the uber-talented Jason Turner.  To read the first post about Jason, his music and lessons learned in the music industry, check out my earlier post.    The album is now out and with GREAT reviews!  Alabama.com called Jason “Mississippi’s best … Continue reading

Feature Friday – Jason Turner

Feature Friday – Jason Turner

Today’s Feature Friday is the uber-talented Jason Turner with the Jason Turner Band who has been playing, performing and songwriting for over 17 years.  Based out of Jackson, Mississippi, this singer/songwriter is in high demand.  Jason plays over 300 shows in any given calendar year and tours all throughout the Southeast! And, as I type that … Continue reading

Feature Friday – Grits with a Side of Soul

Feature Friday – Grits with a Side of Soul

Anna Kline and I met several years ago while we both were dreaming big dreams and helping out with the Crossroads Film Festival in Jackson, Mississippi.  (If you’re a filmmaker, or just love movies, I HIGHLY recommend this festival.  The whole team works hard to put on a great festival steeped in southern hospitality.)  Anna and … Continue reading