March had several interesting music legal issues, but first, check out my most recent articles:
- What’s the Difference Between a Music Library and a Music Publisher?
- What is a Contract Term?
- Do Artists Need Spotify?
- Check next week for my article to be published in Music Connection magazine, “You Signed a Deal You Shouldn’t Have. Now What?”
In other news this month:
- Sony Music broke their silence on the Dr. Luke/Kesha dispute. Sony can’t let Kesha out of her contract because Sony is not actually a party to the contract. Kesha is signed directly with Dr. Luke, and then Dr. Luke licensed the agreement to Sony.
- Quincy Jones is suing the Michael Jackson Estate for new production changes to the original tracks he produced.
- The Copyright Office claims Rick Ross’ original copyright registration for “Hustlin'” should never have been issued, and therefore he has been relying on an invalid registration.
- The music industry has lost another great member. Producer George Martin, best known for producing The Beatles, passed on at the age of 90. Mr. Martin produced many other acts besides The Beatles, but through his work with the world’s most famous band, he changed music forever.