Tag Archives: Copyright

Writers Picking Titles

The Indianapolis Business Journal and publications around the country picked up the story of author Emily Schultz and her Tumblr blog on spending money from mistaken online purchases of her novel Joyland. Mistaken because people apparently thought they were buying … Continue reading

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A Lesson for Bars and Restaurants Who Want to Fight Music Licenses

BMI sells copyright licenses allowing bars and restaurants to play any of its 8.5 million musical works on behalf of over 600,000 songwriters, composers, and music publishers.  A golf course restaurant in Canton, Ohio ignored warnings they needed a license … Continue reading

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Musical Treasures and RESPECT

The British Invasion and Beatlemania were in the mid-1960’s. The Motown Sound and Surf music were hitting their creative peaks. And guitar legend Wes Montgomery was translating this creative explosion into cool jazz versions of Eleanor Rigby, Windy, California Dreamin … Continue reading

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Science and Ancient Recordings

Music industry reporting is more about technology and business models than music. The focus is on new ways to make money selling recorded music or getting people to buy tickets to a show. Thanks to Alec Wilkinson’s superb “A Voice … Continue reading

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Raise the Minimum Wage for Songwriters?

Senator Orrin Hatch plays piano and writes songs. His 300+ works include a Christmas Eve album and a Hanukkah song. With colleagues Lamar Alexander and Bob Corker he introduced the Songwriter Equity Act of 2014 to go along with the … Continue reading

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Celebrity Wedding Photo Fights Then and Now: Own the Copyrights

On June 27, 1993, two talented people were married north of Indianapolis and drove to what was called Deer Creek Music Center for a concert by one of them. The couple was Julia Roberts and Lyle Lovett. He put on a great show and … Continue reading

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Collegiate Webcasting Wins—Or Does It?

The Federal Circuit decided Friday that the Copyright Royalty Judges would be unconstitutional federal officers unless the Librarian of Congress could fire them at will. So the court found unconstitutional the part of the law making it almost impossible to remove a CRJ … Continue reading

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