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5/20/21 Webinar:  Navigating Livestream

5/20/21 Webinar: Navigating Livestream

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

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

| 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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3/24/21 Webinar:  SoundExchange Update

3/24/21 Webinar: SoundExchange Update

| 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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2/25/21 Webinar: Updates from the Copyright Office

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

| 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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11/17/20 Webinar: All About The Mechanical Licensing Collective (The MLC)

11/17/20 Webinar: All About The Mechanical Licensing Collective (The MLC)

| November 17, 2020 | 0 Comments

Members and guests of the Copyright Society of the South enjoyed a webinar on November 17, 2020, with guest speaker Maurice Russell, Head of Rights Management for The Mechanical Licensing Collective (The MLC). Mr. Russell provided information and updates regarding The MLC’s progress on different aspects of its operations in preparation for the debut of […]

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Interview with Gary Hertz & Steve Schnur – April 21, 2020 Webinar

Interview with Gary Hertz & Steve Schnur – April 21, 2020 Webinar

| May 8, 2020 | 0 Comments

The Copyright Society of the South enjoyed a webinar with special guests Gary Hertz and Steve Schnur on April 21, 2020. Steve Schnur has been a label and music publishing company President, TV executive producer, music supervisor, professional musician, songwriter, composer, record producer and more. Along the way, he has moved the needle and changed the […]

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Herbison & Turnbow Present Copyright Updates

Herbison & Turnbow Present Copyright Updates

| February 18, 2020 | 0 Comments

On February 18, 2020, the Copyright Society of the South welcomed NSAI Executive Director Bart Herbison and NSAI Senior Director of Operations Jennifer Turnbow, who presented updates regarding Copyright Office modernization plans, the Orrin G. Hatch-Bob Goodlatte Music Modernization Act of 2018 (H.R. 1551)(formerly known as the Music Modernization Act), and the Mechanical Licensing Collective (MLC). The […]

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