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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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Dr. E. Michael Harrington – From Public Domain to Copyright to Public Domain

Dr. E. Michael Harrington – From Public Domain to Copyright to Public Domain

| June 5, 2018 | 0 Comments

On May 24, 2018, the Copyright Society of the South enjoyed an informative  lecture and multi-media presentation by Dr. E. Michael Harrington.The luncheon event was held at BMI’s Nashville headquarters for CSoS members and guests. Dr. Harrington explained the analyses involved in the journey of public domain (PD) works becoming copyrighted by means of added […]

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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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Panel Recap: The Use of Music in the Gaming Industry

Panel Recap: The Use of Music in the Gaming Industry

| March 25, 2016 | 0 Comments

On March 22, 2016, the Copyright Society of the South hosted a panel discussion on the use of music in the gaming industry. Louis-Phillipe Caron, Music Licensing Specialist at Ubisoft. and Steve Schnur, President of Music at Electronic Arts, led the discussion and fielded questions from the crowd.   Louis-Philippe and his team handle music licensing matters […]

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Recap: Thom Schuyler

Recap: Thom Schuyler

| March 15, 2016 | 0 Comments

On February 23, 2016, the Copyright Society of the South welcomed songwriter Thom Schuyler for the forth installment of the Songwriter Series. Thom Schuyler was born and raised in Bethlehem, PA and relocated to Nashville, TN in 1978 to pursue a songwriting career.  Over the course of the ensuing decades he has created a catalog […]

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Panel recap: What the State of Music Tech Says About the State of Our Industry

Panel recap: What the State of Music Tech Says About the State of Our Industry

| January 28, 2016 | 0 Comments

On January 27, 2016, the Copyright Society of the South hosted a panel discussion on music tech and its role in the future of the music industry. The panel was led and moderated by Shawn Yeager (@shawnyeager), Partner at Back Porch Group and co-founder of Endorsee. The panelists included Mike Fabio (@revrev), Director of Digital Marketing at New West […]

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Recap: David Israelite, President & CEO of NMPA

Recap: David Israelite, President & CEO of NMPA

| November 5, 2015 | 0 Comments

On November 4th, 2015 the Copyright Society of the South hosted David Israelite, President & CEO of the National Music Publishers’ Association (NMPA). Israelite remarked on a variety of strategic and legal issues facing the publishing and songwriting community. Israelite addressed the NMPA’s recent sale of the Harry Fox Agency to SESAC, which he views as […]

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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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