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Inspiration v. Infringement – Blurring the Lines

Inspiration v. Infringement – Blurring the Lines

Unless you have been living under a rock, you are familiar with Williams v. Gaye, the high profile copyright infringement ...
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Hurry Up & Wait….Is the Music Modernization Act in Trouble?

Hurry Up & Wait….Is the Music Modernization Act in Trouble?

With a 415-0 vote of approval in the House of Representatives, many anticipated the Music Modernization Act (“MMA”) would achieve ...
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Examining Jimi Hendrix’s Legacy Nearly 50 Years since His Death

Examining Jimi Hendrix’s Legacy Nearly 50 Years since His Death

Examining Jimi Hendrix’s Legacy Nearly 50 Years since His Death Jimi Hendrix was one of the most creative and influential ...
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The Ins and Outs of Pitchfork

The Ins and Outs of Pitchfork

The three-day indie festival officially make its big comeback for its 13th year this Friday through Sunday with 40+ musical ...
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The Music Modernization Act – A Long Overdue Overhaul to the Music Copyright Licensing Infrastructure

The Music Modernization Act – A Long Overdue Overhaul to the Music Copyright Licensing Infrastructure

CHICAGO MUSIC GUIDE – LEGAL TIPS (By: Michelle M. Wahl, Partner) Swanson, Martin & Bell, LLP (330 N. Wabash, Ste ...
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What is the difference between a successful artist and an unsuccessful one?

What is the difference between a successful artist and an unsuccessful one?

By: Sheila Chandra What makes the difference between growing a thriving career and not? Here are some of the qualities ...
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Seemingly Simple Ways to Make Money on Your Musical Works

Seemingly Simple Ways to Make Money on Your Musical Works

Photo by Lukas from Pexels The DIY era has its pros and cons. Musicians are able to take initiative, protect ...
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A Win for Songwriters – Mechanical Royalties Rise

A Win for Songwriters – Mechanical Royalties Rise

On January 29, 2018, the Copyright Royalty Board announced the new royalty rates and terms for the use of musical ...
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The Artist’s Emotional Green Room

The Artist’s Emotional Green Room

Image courtesy of nenetus at http://FreeDigitalPhotos.net Article by: Sheila Chandra I want to talk about a secret place. A place ...
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Do artists have the right temperament for social media?

Do artists have the right temperament for social media?

By: Sheila Chandra Many artists find it a huge challenge to ‘shout’ about themselves on social media. And yet, building ...
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