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Bart Herbison Explains H.R. 1551 (The Music Modernization Act)

Bart Herbison Explains H.R. 1551 (The Music Modernization Act)

| February 6, 2019 | 0 Comments

On February 6, 2019, the Copyright Society of the South welcomed back NSAI Executive Director Bart Herbison, who discussed the Orrin G. Hatch-Bob Goodlatte Music Modernization Act of 2018 (H.R. 1551)(formerly known as the Music Modernization Act) which President Trump signed into law on October 11, 2018. The luncheon event was held at ASCAP’s Nashville offices on […]

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Stan Soocher Reviews the Year in Copyright

Stan Soocher Reviews the Year in Copyright

| December 13, 2018 | 0 Comments

On December 6, 2018, the Copyright Society of the South enjoyed Stan Soocher’s annual presentation regarding updates in U.S. copyright law.  This was Stan’s 22d consecutive year presenting to the Copyright Society of the South. The luncheon event was held at Nashville’s ASCAP offices for CSoS members and their guests. Stan Soocher is the long-time […]

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A Special Evening with Mac Davis

A Special Evening with Mac Davis

| November 14, 2018 | 0 Comments

On November 8, 2018, the Copyright Society of the South enjoyed a special musical evening with legendary recording artist and songwriter Mac Davis.  The event was held at Nashville’s Sambuca Restaurant for CSoS members and their guests. At his commercial peak in the mid-’70s, Mac Davis was one of America’s most popular entertainers, a countrypolitan-styled […]

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Music Data Exchange: Publishers and Labels Working Together

Music Data Exchange: Publishers and Labels Working Together

| October 25, 2018 | 0 Comments

On October 24, 2018, the Copyright Society of the South enjoyed an informative presentation and update regarding SoundExchange by its COO, Jonathan Bender. The luncheon event was held at  BMI’s Nashville headquarters for CSoS members and guests. Jonathan Bender has served as Chief Operating Officer of SoundExchange since 2011.  SoundExchange is the world’s largest sound recording performance […]

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“Blurred Lines” Discussion with Richard Busch

“Blurred Lines” Discussion with Richard Busch

| October 4, 2018 | 0 Comments

On September 28, 2018, the Copyright Society of the South enjoyed an informative presentation regarding the topic of copyright infringement by attorney Richard Busch of King & Ballow law firm. The luncheon event was held at ASCAP’s Nashville headquarters for CSoS members and guests. Mr. Busch obtained a jury award of $7.4 million in favor of […]

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Copyright Society of the South Awards Scholarships to Local College Students

Copyright Society of the South Awards Scholarships to Local College Students

| September 28, 2018 | 0 Comments

The Copyright Society of the South gave Award of Excellence Scholarships to four local college students at its meeting on September 28, 2018. (L to R):  Taylor John, who attends Belmont University; Carie Cartwright, who attends Vanderbilt University; Julie Gant, who attends Trevecca University; and Billy Farmer, who attends Middle Tennessee State University. The Society offers […]

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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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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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