Legislative Updates – 1/11/23

| January 13, 2023 | 0 Comments

On January 11, 2023, members and guests of the Copyright Society of the South enjoyed lunch and conversation with guest speakers Bart Herbison and Jennifer Turnbow.  Herbison serves as Executive Director of  the Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI).  Jennifer Turnbow, serves as Chief Operating Officer and Co-Director of Tin Pan South at NSAI.  The event was held at CMA’s headquarters on Music Row.

Herbison and Turnbow reported on legislative updates regarding copyright-related matters and provided outlook on the year ahead.


Copyright Society of the South board of directors welcome Bart Herbison and Jennifer Turnbow to its January ’23 Event.

Front Row, L to R:  Bart Herbison (seated); Marghie Evans; Jennifer Turnbow (seated).

Back Row, L to R:  Brian Buchanan; John Barker; Christy Robinson; Colin Rushing; Tim Wipperman; Stacey Schlitz; Kent Draughon.


The Copyright Society of the South was formed in 1988 in Nashville, Tennessee, consisting of music publishers, attorneys, music industry personnel, and academicians interested in the field of copyright law. Its mission is to provide a forum for study and discussion of domestic and international copyright law and other matters pertaining to the entertainment industry. It provides seminars, speakers, presentations, and the opportunity to present various points of view on subjects of interest to the membership. The Society refrains from taking a lobbying role or endorsing or sponsoring political positions or candidates.  The Society also offers a scholarship awards program for students majoring in copyright-related fields.

Members are accepted into the organization by board vote. If you are interested in joining the Copyright Society of the South please complete our membership application on our “How To Join” page on our website, or email us at [email protected] .

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