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Bart Herbison Update:  The Music Modernization Act

Bart Herbison Update: The Music Modernization Act

| April 5, 2018 | 0 Comments

On April 4, 2018, the Copyright Society of the South enjoyed an informative and candid update and Q&A session by NSAI Executive Director Bart Herbison regarding the Music Modernization Act.    The luncheon event was held at the CMA Event Center on Music Row for CSoS members and guests. The Music Modernization Act is a […]

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An overview of the Music Modernization Act

An overview of the Music Modernization Act

| March 8, 2018 | 0 Comments

Overview of the Music Modernization Act This bill reforms the music licensing landscape in four main dimensions.   Section 115 Reform This section of the bill ends the bulk Notice of Intent (NOI) process through the Copyright Office, which can prevent songwriters from being compensated or compensated in a timely manner for uses of their […]

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Barbershop Harmony Society Speaks – And Sings – To Copyright Society of the South

Barbershop Harmony Society Speaks – And Sings – To Copyright Society of the South

| February 27, 2018 | 0 Comments

On February 20, 2018, leaders from the Barbershop Harmony Society spoke to the Copyright Society of the South regarding a cappella  music, the barbershop-style art form, and the services and programs the organization provides to its members and to singers throughout the world. The Barbershop Harmony Society (BHS) is an international a cappella music organization headquartered in […]

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New Global Rights Collections:  An Update from Clearbox Rights LLC

New Global Rights Collections: An Update from Clearbox Rights LLC

| February 2, 2018 | 0 Comments

On February 1, 2018, former Copyright Society of the South President and board member John Barker gave an in-depth presentation and update regarding global digital rights collections. Barker is the Founder, President & CEO of ClearBox Rights, LLC, , an independent IP rights managements company, based in Nashville, Tennessee. John also founded ICG (Integrated Copyright […]

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Copyright: 2017 in Review with Stan Soocher

Copyright: 2017 in Review with Stan Soocher

| November 30, 2017 | 0 Comments

On November 30, 2017, Stan Soocher visited the Copyright Society of the South to discuss major developments in the world of copyright in 2017. Stan Soocher is the long-time Editor-in-Chief ofEntertainment Law & Finance and a tenured Associate Professor of Music & Entertainment Industry Studies at the University of Colorado’s Denver Campus, where he has served […]

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Randy Grimmett of Global Music Rights speaks with the Copyright Society of the South

Randy Grimmett of Global Music Rights speaks with the Copyright Society of the South

| November 13, 2017 | 0 Comments

On November 13, 2017, Randy Grimmett, CEO of Global Music Rights spoke with the Copyright Society of the South about the future of the PRO industry. With over two decades of performing rights experience, Randy Grimmett currently serves as CEO of Global Music Rights. Founded in 2013 with long-time industry veteran, Irving Azoff, the company […]

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Dan Ruff and Duncan Hearn from MusicNotes, Inc. visit the Copyright Society of the South to talk about monetizing sheet music

Dan Ruff and Duncan Hearn from MusicNotes, Inc. visit the Copyright Society of the South to talk about monetizing sheet music

| October 24, 2017 | 0 Comments

On October 24, 2017, Dan Ruff and Duncan Hearn of MusicNotes, Inc. stopped by the Copyright Society of the South’s luncheon meeting to discuss how music publishers can benefit from sheet music monetization and licensing. Musicnotes, Inc. is the worldwide leader in digital sheet music with over $60 million in royalties paid and 6 million […]

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The Copyright Society of the South hosts Benji Rogers and Allen Bargfrede of Dot Blockchain Media

The Copyright Society of the South hosts Benji Rogers and Allen Bargfrede of Dot Blockchain Media

| September 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

On September 15, 2017, the Copyright Society of the South hosted Benji Rogers and Allen Bargfrede of dot.blockchain. In the session entitled “How Blockchain Will Change the Music Industry”, two co-founders from Dot Blockchain Media discussed the dotBC project as well as various industry initiatives employing blockchain as a solution for rights management. Allen Bargfrede focuses his […]

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The Copyright Society of the South Awards Scholarships to Four Nashville College Students

The Copyright Society of the South Awards Scholarships to Four Nashville College Students

| September 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

On September 15, 2017, the Copyright Society of the South awarded scholarships to four local Nashville college students. Victoria Powell, a student at Belmont University, received the Van Heusen Music Scholarship. In addition, Katie O’Brian at Vanderbilt University, Rachel Capps at Trevecca, and Jordan Mitchell at MTSU all received the Award of Excellence Scholarship. Brook Babcock attended the event […]

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Jeff Price talks to the Copyright Society of the South about YouTube’s Partner Program

Jeff Price talks to the Copyright Society of the South about YouTube’s Partner Program

| February 28, 2017 | 0 Comments

On February 28, 2017, the Copyright Society of the South hosted Jeff Price, CEO of the digital rights and YouTube collection firm Audiam. Price is widely recognized in the music industry for founding and running the digital distribution company, TuneCore. Although Price could have a covered a variety of topics in the music publishing and digital rights field, he […]

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