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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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November 19th Recap – Jim Peterik (Ides of March/Survivor)

November 19th Recap – Jim Peterik (Ides of March/Survivor)

| December 8, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Copyright Society of The South  joined Leadership Music Nashville November 19th at the First Amendment Center for a night of networking and Celebration. Special guest Jim Peterik (Ides of March/Survivor) recently released his new book “Through The Eye of The Tiger”. To commemorate such an achievement, Jim shared his stories and performed some of his big hits such as […]

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October Meeting Review:Updates on the latest developments on copyright law review with Jacqueline Charlesworth  from the Judiciary and Copyright Office

October Meeting Review:Updates on the latest developments on copyright law review with Jacqueline Charlesworth from the Judiciary and Copyright Office

| October 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

Jacqueline Charlesworth,  General Counsel of the U.S. Copyright Office and Associate Register of Copyrights, updated the Copyright Society of The South on October 16th. Three main topics were discussed. Copyright Review, Small Claims, and music licensing study. Since 2013  there have been 16 hearings covering all sides of copyright law. For small claims  there are […]

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Recap: Sandra Aistars CEO of Copyright Alliance gives an update on the Ongoing Copyright Policy Proceedings

Recap: Sandra Aistars CEO of Copyright Alliance gives an update on the Ongoing Copyright Policy Proceedings

| May 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

  On Tuesday, May 20th Sandra Aistars gave a brief summary of the upcoming events and deadlines for the ongoing copyright policy proceedings. The Copyright Alliance is urging not only business owners impacted by copyright  policy, but creators should be front and center during events/hearings. May 23 – Deadline to submit comments on Music Licensing […]

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SoundExchange CEO and President Michael Huppe, joined the Copyright Society of the South for an in-depth look at Digital Performance Rights.

SoundExchange CEO and President Michael Huppe, joined the Copyright Society of the South for an in-depth look at Digital Performance Rights.

| May 14, 2014 | 0 Comments

On Wednesday, April 23, 2014 CEO and President Michael Huppe joined the Copyright Society of the South for an in-depth look into SoundExchange.  The non-profit digital performance rights organization collects royalties for artists and copyright holders.  As the battle continues for all digital performance rights, Michael Hupp is on the forefront of granting rights for […]

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Looking Back at Congressman Doug Collins Visit

Looking Back at Congressman Doug Collins Visit

| May 14, 2014 | 0 Comments

      On Wednesday, March 19, 2014 AIMP and the Copyright Society of the South welcomed Congressman Doug Collins to Nashville. That day began with a tour of the Country music hall of Fame, followed by performances from hit songwriters Josh Kear, Jessi Alexander, and Wynn Varble. After the much anticipated writers round Congressman Doug […]

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Maria Pallante Visits The Copyright Society of the South

Maria Pallante Visits The Copyright Society of the South

| December 18, 2013 | 0 Comments

On Tuesday, December 17, Register of Copyrights Maria Pallante visited the Copyright Society of the South. She provided an update on legislative and copyright office changes and discussed several court cases on copyright and technology and the proposed Next Great Copyright Act. See photos from the event below. Pictured (above) from left to right: Copyright […]

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David Israelite [Video]

David Israelite [Video]

| October 10, 2013 | 0 Comments

On September 17, 2013, David Israelite joined the Copyright Society of the South to discuss publisher revenue streams, licensing issues in the digital space, upcoming changes in the U.S. Copyright Act, and other areas the National Music Publisher Association is involved in on behalf of music publishers. It was a pleasure to hear from the […]

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