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NFTs & Copyright – 9/28/21 Webinar

NFTs & Copyright – 9/28/21 Webinar

| October 1, 2021 | 0 Comments

Members and guests of the Copyright Society of the South enjoyed a fascinating webinar on September 28, 2021, with guest panelists Jordan Bromley (Manatt Entertainment), Brian Frye (University of Kentucky College of Law), and Jeremy S. Goldman (Frankfurt, Kurnit, Klein + Selz).   CSoS board member Tara Aaron-Stelluto (Aaron | Sanders PLLC) served as moderator. Panelists […]

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Fighting the Good Fight: NMPA Update – 8/18/21 Webinar

Fighting the Good Fight: NMPA Update – 8/18/21 Webinar

| August 19, 2021 | 0 Comments

Members and guests of the Copyright Society of the South enjoyed an informative webinar on August 19, 2021, with guest speaker David Israelite, President and CEO of the National Music Publishers’ Association. Mr. Israelite gave an update regarding current NMPA advocacy issues and projects. Israelite also presented historical and current statistics on the broadcast and […]

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Navigating Livestream: 5/20/21 Webinar

Navigating Livestream: 5/20/21 Webinar

| May 20, 2021 | 0 Comments

Members and guests of the Copyright Society of the South enjoyed an informative guest panel on May 20, 2021 to discuss the current copyright landscape and challenges regarding livestreaming. Marghie Evans, Moderator – Do Write Music (www.dowritemusic.com)An expert in the rights clearance field, especially for audio-visual and new media and experienced music publishing executive, Marghie […]

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Building a Music Community on Facebook & Instagram = 4/22/21 Webinar

Building a Music Community on Facebook & Instagram = 4/22/21 Webinar

| April 22, 2021 | 0 Comments

Members and guests of the Copyright Society of the South enjoyed an informative webinar on April 22, 2021, with special guests from Facebook, Alexa Cabellon and Natalie Echols. Alexa Cabellon is Team Lead, Music Publishing Partnerships for the North America Music Publishing Team at Facebook.  Previously Alexa was Director of Royalties and New Media at […]

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Career Opportunities – Copyright Office | Washington, DC

Career Opportunities – Copyright Office | Washington, DC

| April 7, 2021 | 0 Comments

4/7/21 We have received communications from the Copyright Office regarding the following career opportunities: –Copyright Claims Officer (General) –Copyright Claims Officer (Alternative Dispute Resolution) The Officers will be running the Copyright Claims Board, the small copyright claims tribunal in the Copyright Office created by the CASE Act. Today the Copyright Office extended the application period […]

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SoundExchange Update – 3/24/21 Webinar

SoundExchange Update – 3/24/21 Webinar

| March 24, 2021 | 0 Comments

Members and guests of the Copyright Society of the South enjoyed an informative webinar on March 24, 2021, with guest speaker Colin Rushing, Chief Legal Officer for SoundExchange. SoundExchange provides royalty solutions for copyright holders in sound recordings and musical compositions. The organization collects and distributes digital performance royalties on behalf of over 245,000 recording […]

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Updates from the Copyright Office – 2/25/21 Webinar

Updates from the Copyright Office – 2/25/21 Webinar

| February 25, 2021 | 0 Comments

Members and guests of the Copyright Society of the South enjoyed an informative webinar on February 25, 2021, with guest speaker Regan Smith, General Counsel and Associate Register of Copyrights for the United States Copyright Office. Ms. Smith presented updates and news regarding the Copyright Claims Board, outreach and education efforts, the Music Modernization Act […]

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1/22/21 Webinar:  Legislative Updates

1/22/21 Webinar: Legislative Updates

| January 22, 2021 | 0 Comments

Members and guests of the Copyright Society of the South enjoyed a webinar on January 22, 2021, with guest speaker Bart Herbison, Executive Director of the Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI). Mr. Herbison reported on legislative updates regarding the ASCAP and BMI Consent Decrees, the Mechanical Licensing Collective (MLC), and other copyright-related matters. CSoS Board […]

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The Mechanical Licensing Collective Begins Full Operations as Envisioned by The Music Modernization Act of 2018

The Mechanical Licensing Collective Begins Full Operations as Envisioned by The Music Modernization Act of 2018

| January 8, 2021 | 0 Comments

January 1, 2021 – The highly anticipated License Availability Date set by the landmark Music Modernization Act of 2018 (MMA) – when digital audio services can begin operating under a new blanket mechanical license covering every musical work available on their U.S. services – has officially arrived, ushering in a new era in mechanical licensing led by […]

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12/11/20 Webinar: 2020 Year In Review

12/11/20 Webinar: 2020 Year In Review

| December 16, 2020 | 0 Comments

Members and guests of the Copyright Society of the South enjoyed a webinar on December 11, 2020, with guest speaker Stan Soocher who presented his annual copyright review. Soocher is Professor of Music & Entertainment Industry Studies at the University of Colorado’s Denver Campus and the long-time Editor-in-Chief of Entertainment Law & Finance. In addition, Stan […]

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