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One of the most high-profile music plagiarism stories of the year is making its way back into the news– the case Robin Thicke and Pharrell William’s 2013 hit “Blurred Lines” and its derivative nature (see our previous post about the “blurred lines” of derivative works). Earlier this year, Judge John Kronstadt  ruled in favor of Marvin...
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In last week’s post, we discussed in detail the artist performance right’s organization, ASCAP, including how you as an artist can join.  Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI) is like a sister organization to ASCAP as it also works on behalf of artists as an advocate and protector of their performance rights.  This post will discuss BMI, its...
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Successful songwriter (and our client!) Joe J. Lee has a new song for K-Pop sensation and JYP boy band, Got7. The song, “Mine” will be featured on Got7’s upcoming album, “Just Right” to be released later this month. Check out the teaser video for the title track, and be sure to listen to the whole album (including “Mine”!) when it drops.  ...
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In a legal move that brings power to the people, Finland is letting complainers finally get their way. According to a recently passed law in the Nordic country, if attendees of a concert aren’t satisfied with the performance, they can get a refund. While this may seem great from the consumer perspective, it’s not as...
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In this dog eat dog competitive creative industry, how to protect one’s rights and interest can sometimes seem like an obstacle course to an artist–especially a newer one.  I mean, we here at the Hollywood Lawyer get it–we’re entertainment attorneys and we know that breaking into the industry can be like a balancing act–ideally, you...
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