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Takeways from Adam Parness, Pandora’s Head of Publisher Relations

Takeways from Adam Parness, Pandora’s Head of Publisher Relations

| September 29, 2016 | 0 Comments

On September 23, 2016, The Copyright Society of the South hosted Adam Parness, Head of Publisher Licensing & Relations at Pandora. In this role, Adam is responsible for leading Pandora’s global relationships with songwriters and music publishers, including the development of broader product rights and internationalization in order to increase revenue, retention and customer engagement. Adam […]

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Job Opening: Sr. Director, Business Affairs at BMI Nashville

Job Opening: Sr. Director, Business Affairs at BMI Nashville

| May 6, 2016 | 0 Comments

BMI is seeking a candidate to fill an open staff attorney position at its Nashville offices. The Sr. Director of Business Affairs will serve as legal support to the organization’s General Licensing department. Qualified candidates may apply on BMI’s website.   Sr. Director, Business Affairs   TYPE OF POSITION: Full Time POSITION: Staff Attorney AREA OF LAW: Copyright […]

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Panel Recap: The Use of Music in the Gaming Industry

Panel Recap: The Use of Music in the Gaming Industry

| March 25, 2016 | 0 Comments

On March 22, 2016, the Copyright Society of the South hosted a panel discussion on the use of music in the gaming industry. Louis-Phillipe Caron, Music Licensing Specialist at Ubisoft. and Steve Schnur, President of Music at Electronic Arts, led the discussion and fielded questions from the crowd.   Louis-Philippe and his team handle music licensing matters […]

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Recap: Thom Schuyler

Recap: Thom Schuyler

| March 15, 2016 | 0 Comments

On February 23, 2016, the Copyright Society of the South welcomed songwriter Thom Schuyler for the forth installment of the Songwriter Series. Thom Schuyler was born and raised in Bethlehem, PA and relocated to Nashville, TN in 1978 to pursue a songwriting career.  Over the course of the ensuing decades he has created a catalog […]

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Copyright Society of the South Awards Vandy Law Student the Bob Sullivan Scholarship

Copyright Society of the South Awards Vandy Law Student the Bob Sullivan Scholarship

| February 1, 2016 | 0 Comments

Ricky Hernandez was awarded the annual Bob Sullivan scholarship on Wednesday, January 27, 2016. A Vanderbilt law student currently in his 2nd year, Ricky’s current honors and activities include Dean’s List, Dean’s Scholarship Recipient, the Journal of Entertainment and Technology Law, Cork & Tap Legal Society and President of the Entertainment and Sports Law Society. […]

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Panel recap: What the State of Music Tech Says About the State of Our Industry

Panel recap: What the State of Music Tech Says About the State of Our Industry

| January 28, 2016 | 0 Comments

On January 27, 2016, the Copyright Society of the South hosted a panel discussion on music tech and its role in the future of the music industry. The panel was led and moderated by Shawn Yeager (@shawnyeager), Partner at Back Porch Group and co-founder of Endorsee. The panelists included Mike Fabio (@revrev), Director of Digital Marketing at New West […]

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Recap: David Israelite, President & CEO of NMPA

Recap: David Israelite, President & CEO of NMPA

| November 5, 2015 | 0 Comments

On November 4th, 2015 the Copyright Society of the South hosted David Israelite, President & CEO of the National Music Publishers’ Association (NMPA). Israelite remarked on a variety of strategic and legal issues facing the publishing and songwriting community. Israelite addressed the NMPA’s recent sale of the Harry Fox Agency to SESAC, which he views as […]

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Recap: Eddie Schwartz, Fair Trade Music

Recap: Eddie Schwartz, Fair Trade Music

| September 30, 2015 | 0 Comments

On September 29th, 2015 the Copyright Society of the South welcomed Eddie Schwartz, president of the Songwriters Association of Canada, co-chair of Music Creators of North America, and representative at the International Council of Music Authors. Schwartz presented Fair Trade Music, an initiative designed to transform music in much the same way “fair trade” has transformed the […]

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Everything Copyright Owners Need To Know About Spotify: Mechanical and Performance with James Duffett-Smith

Everything Copyright Owners Need To Know About Spotify: Mechanical and Performance with James Duffett-Smith

| May 7, 2015 | 0 Comments

On May 7th, 2015 the Copyright Society of the South welcomed James Duffett-Smith, the Global Head of Publisher Relations at Spotify. There are many mixed emotions with regards to Spotify, and James is responsible for  relationships between publishers, societies and songwriters around the world. Many are not happy with the amount of revenue earn through digital […]

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Blurred Lines: A Blurred Outlook For Songwriters with Tal Dickstein & E. Michael Harrington

Blurred Lines: A Blurred Outlook For Songwriters with Tal Dickstein & E. Michael Harrington

| April 28, 2015 | 0 Comments

On April 23rd, 2015  The Copyright Society of The South welcomed Tal Dickstein and E. Michael Harrington to discuss the recent lawsuit between Pharrell Williams, Robin Thicke,and Marvin Gaye’s family. The two songs in dispute, “Gotta Give It Up” (By Marvin Gaye) and “Blurred Lines” (Pharrell Williams ans Robin Thicke) has been a hot topic […]

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