SoundExchange Reaches Out to Help Texas Flood Victims

Press Release For SoundExchange members based in Houston and throughout the Gulf Coast, SoundExchange wants to make sure you receive your royalties in this time of tragedy. SoundExchange’s Senior Director of Artist and Industry Relations Linda Bloss-Baum sent the Texas Music Office a statement today that reads: “Our next royalty distribution will be made in late September.  If you […]

Our Passionate Possession

This is what’s happening in the towns the media doesn’t talk about.     I have said that Texas is a state of mind, but I think it is more than that. It is a mystique closely approximating a religion. And this is true to the extent that people either passionately love Texas or passionately […]

YouTube, Facebook and Moral Rights

I was honored last year to have been asked to participate in a symposium on moral rights co-sponsored by the U.S. Copyright Office and the Center for the Protection of Intellectual Property at the George Mason University School of Law.  The symposium relates to the Copyright Office Study on the Moral Rights of Attribution and […]

Spotify to be Represented by Christopher Sprigman in Nashville Case

In what I perceive to be a defining move, Spotify evidently has engaged Professor Christopher Sprigman to represent the company in the Nashville litigation (just the Bluewater case so far).  Professor Sprigman’s appearance may signify how Spotify really feels about copyright, but we shall see. Those familiar with Professor Sprigman’s views will understand what I […]