I realize it has been a while since I have posted, but I have to attribute that to being busy taking care of matters for my clients.  I will be making an effort to post more regularly.  Please let me know if there is anything specific you would like to see on this site. ~Erin

To jump back in, here are some newsworthy industry updates that may interest you:

TuneCore Collects Performance Royalties:  It’s not just for distribution anymore.

The Faults of Facebook Music:  Why Facebook Music is overreaching, inconvenient and hasn’t quite figured it out yet.

Rob Zombie and the Rick James Estate lead a class action against UMG for digital download monies:  More litigation stemming from the Eminem case that categorized digital download monies under a record deal to be that of a license rather than royalties for record sales.

FCC Improperly Fined CBS Over the Janet Jackson Wardrobe Malfunction:  Does anyone even care about this anymore?  Apparently so.

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Erin M. Jacobson is is an experienced deal negotiator and a seasoned advisor of intellectual property rights who protects artists, songwriters, music publishers, and other music professionals. Her clients include Grammy and Emmy Award winners, independent artists and companies, and distinguished legacy catalogues, as her knowledge of both classic music and current industry practices places her in a unique position to protect and revitalize older catalogues. She handles all types of music industry agreements, with an emphasis on music publishing. In addition to being named a Super Lawyers Rising Star and one of the Top Women Attorneys in Southern California, Ms. Jacobson is a frequent author and speaker, and has been featured in publications, including Billboard and Forbes. She also is on the Board of Directors for both the California Copyright Conference (CCC) and the Association of Independent Music Publishers (AIMP).