Inspiration v. Infringement – Blurring the Lines

Inspiration v. Infringement – Blurring the Lines
Michelle Wahl warns that musicians and other music industry personnel must tread lightly when acknowledging inspiration and influence, find out why right here. Read More

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 a similar, swift vote in the Senate and finally, we would see an update to archaic laws to reflect how artists and songwriters should get paid today. To nearly everyone’s surprise, however, it came to fruition that the opposition to... Read More

Songwriters – Grab a Fork and Dig into the Spotify Settlement Pie

Songwriters – Grab a Fork and Dig into the Spotify Settlement Pie
In May 2017, individual lawsuits filed against Spotify by David Lowery and Melissa Ferrick (and later joined) reached a settlement to the tune of $43.5 million. The suit arose after Spotify allegedly failed to compensate songwriters with publishing income deriving form mechanical licenses. Read More