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September 2017

September 15, 2017: Allen Bargfrede and Benji Rogers of Dot Blockchain Music

September 15, 2017 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
BMI, 10 Music Square East
Nashville, TN 37203 United States
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Topic:  “How Blockchain Will Change the Music Industry” - in this session, two of the co-founders of Dot Blockchain Media will discuss the dotBC project as well as various industry initiatives employing blockchain as a solution for rights management. Allen Bargfrede focuses his work on the intersection of art and technology. He is the co-founder of Dot Blockchain Media and head of the Rethink Music think tank at Berklee College of Music. A former attorney, Allen also leads Thought5, a music…

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October 2017

October 24, 2017: Dan Ruff of MusicNotes, Inc.

October 24, 2017 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Speakers: Dan Ruff and Duncan Hearn, Musicnotes, Inc. Topic:  “How Musicnotes uses aggressive growth strategies to maintain a market-leading status.” Musicnotes, Inc. is the worldwide leader in digital sheet music with over $60 million in royalties paid and 6 million customers. In this session Dan Ruff (Licensing & Publisher Relations Manager) and Duncan Hearn (Experience Manager) will discuss how effective rights management, cutting-edge technology and innovative marketing is used to fulfill the company’s longstanding commitment to support songwriters, artists and music…

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November 2017

November 13, 2017: Randy Grimmett of Global Music Rights

November 13, 2017 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
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November 30, 2017: Stan Soocher – Copyright Year in Review

November 30, 2017 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
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February 2018

February 1, 2018: New Global Rights Collections with John Barker, CEO of ClearBox Rights

February 1, 2018 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
ASCAP, 2 Music Square West
Nashville, TN 37203 United States
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TOPIC:  New Global Rights Collections: A fresh, in depth look at how digital rights are licensed and paid around the world. UPDATE: Including the latest updates on the impact of the Music Modernization Act of 2017 which was recently introduced. SPEAKER:  John Barker, President/CEO of ClearBox Rights John Barker is the founder, President & CEO of ClearBox Rights, LLC, an independent IP rights managements company, based in Nashville, Tennessee. (www.clearboxrights.com) John also founded ICG (Integrated Copyright Group) in 1990, which sold…

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March 2018

March 6, 2018: Exploring the Music Modernization Act – The impact on the creators, rights’ holders and music-minded entrepreneurs.

March 6, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Nashville Entrepreneur Center, 41 Peabody Street
Nashville, TN 37210 United States
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The Copyright Society of the South has teamed up with the Entrepreneur Center to offer the following March program: TOPIC:   Exploring the Music Modernization Act - The impact on the creators, rights’ holders and music-minded entrepreneurs. PANELISTS: Ted Goldthorpe / Sony/ATV (Supervisor, North America Publishing Administration) Jeremy Brook / Brook Law Firm PLLC (Member) Ron Pope / Songwriter & Indie Artist Moderator - Heather McBee (music business veteran) Please click this link to RSVP.  Don't delay if you wish to…

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April 4, 2018 Luncheon – Speaker Update

March 15, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

To the Members of the Copyright Society of the South:   Richard Busch has a scheduling conflict and will not be able to speak at our April 4 luncheon meeting.  However, we have engaged Bart Herbison with NSAI to speak and present an in-depth look at the Music Modernization Act.     If you have previously RSVP'd for this meeting and plan to attend, no action is needed - we'll see you there!  If you RSVP'd and will not be able to…

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April 2018

April 4, 2018: An In-depth look at the Music Modernization Act – Bart Herbison, Guest Speaker (Note: Speaker/Topic Change)

April 4, 2018 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
CMA Event Center, 35 Music Square East
Nashville, TN 37203 United States
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The Copyright Society of the South invites you to a luncheon meeting on Wednesday, April 4, 2018 from 11:30am to 1:00pm at The CMA Event Space  (35 Music Square East, Nashville, TN 37203). Bart Herbison is Executive Director of the Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI), the world's largest not-for-profit songwriters trade organization dedicated to the songwriting profession. Established in 1967, the organization’s membership of nearly 5,000 spans the United States and many other countries. With 140 chapters, NSAI is dedicated to protecting songwriter’s rights…

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May 2018

From Public Domain to Copyright to Public Domain – How We Freed ‘We Shall Overcome’

May 24, 2018 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
BMI, 10 Music Square East
Nashville, TN 37203 United States
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  GUEST SPEAKER:  Dr. E. Michael Harrington The topic will include how PD works can become copyrighted by means of added original expression, and the legal issues these newly copyrighted works face and will include music by Bach, Dave Brubeck, Paul Simon, Beethoven, Woody Guthrie and others. He will also discuss some of the specifics of his successful effort to free "We Shall Overcome," as well as his work to free "This Land Is Your Land." You may find Dr.…

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September 2018

“Blurred Lines” Lawyer Lifts the Veil on His Significant Entertainment Cases

September 28, 2018 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
ASCAP, 2 Music Square West
Nashville, TN 37203 United States
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GUEST SPEAKER:  Richard S. Busch Richard S. Busch is a Partner in the Litigation Section and is Head of the Entertainment and Intellectual Property Sections of King & Ballow. His practice areas include Litigation (State and Federal), Entertainment Litigation, Intellectual Property Litigation, and Commercial Litigation. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Busch served as Law Clerk to the Honorable John V. Parker, Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana. Mr. Busch received his law degree from…

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