360 Deals and the Talent Agencies Act

We’ve been banging the table about the changing scope of the term recording artist agreement and the various state laws that regulate talent agents for about 10 years now.  Erin Jacobson’s excellent article “360 Deals and the California Talent Agencies Act: Are Record Labels Procuring Employment” published in the ABA Entertainment & Sports Lawyer is a must-read for […]

Must See Creators Conference Panel

This is a video of a great panel at the Creators Conference including a keynote by Robert B. Levine and our friends Rick Carnes and Helienne Lindvall, as well as many other thoughtful speakers.  This is about an hour long, but you should watch the whole thing if you can.

Please allow me to introduce myself…Shareholder Suit against Google filed Over Drug Sting

COMPLAINT (Summons Issued); jury demand; against Nikesh Arora, Sergey Brin, L. John Doerr, Google, Inc., Paul S Otellini, Larry Page, Patrick Pichette, Eric E Schmidt, K. Ram Shriram, Shirley M Tilghman ( Filing fee $ 350, receipt number 34611064016). Filed by Patricia M McKenna. (bw, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 8/29/2011) (Entered: 08/30/2011) Summons Issued as […]

#NewMusic Monday: @jessieBaylin, @AtlasEmpireUK, @Forest_Fires, @missFrankieRose, @KeyboardKid206

Staff Picks by Semaphore Music 1. Jessie Baylin (Los Angeles) “Hurry Hurry” @jessiebaylin 2.  Atlas : Empire (Glasgow) “At the Edge of the Ravine” @atlasempireuk 3. Forest Fires (Aberdeen) “Best Intentions” @Forest_Fires 4.  Frankie Rose (Brooklyn) “Soma” @missfrankierose 5.  Keyboard Kid (Seattle) “Breathe In”  @keyboardkid206

Good News: Patronism.com

Update:  Read more about Patronism.com in our Huffington Post interview and listen to the Innovation Central podcast. Patronism.com (and @patronism) allows artists to create a patron-type relationship with their fans and give their fans steady access to the artist’s music.  Each artist decides how to structure that relationship, how much to give and how much to charge.  […]