On June 26, BTB wrote about a breach of contract lawsuit between 19 Recordings (who represents several American Idol artists) and record label Sony Music. As originally reported by Eriq Gardner of The Hollywood Reporter, 19’s lawsuit alleges that Sony’s equity stake in Spotify has caused the label to shortchange 19’s artists out of streaming royalties. […]
A lot of entertainment publications are expressing their displeasure lately at music superstars who impose burdensome concert photography policies on them. Artists like the Foo Fighters and Lady Gaga have required concert photogs to sign contracts which limit the ways their publication can use the pictures, and some contracts even go as far as to assign the photo copyrights to the […]
A selection of entertainment law stories that caught the eye of the Break the Business Team Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl performs in the opening of the U.S. leg of the band’s world tour despite a leg injury sustained during a June show in Sweden (so rock and roll). In other news, the band forces photojournalists at their […]
BTB is taking a break from posting for the 4th of July weekend. In lieu of an article, enjoy Ray Charles’ rendition of “America the Beautiful”. It is my favorite version of one of my favorite songs. Happy 4th!
On June 19, Break the Business wrote a post talking about politicians using artists’ music in their campaigns. If you want to save yourself a click, here’s the short version: 1. For years, presidential candidates like Mitt Romney, John McCain, and (most recently) Donald Trump have incorporated popular songs in their campaigns (such as during campaign […]
Best of luck to all of my fellow JDers who are about to fight the bar exam monster in about a month. Try not to get stressed as the big day approaches. If you study hard and dedicate yourself to your exam preparation, you will most likely pass. After all, if state passage rates serve as any […]