Monday, March 31, 2008

Crystal Clear Music founder requested to participate at the 'Break Into the Music' conference

Crystal Clear Music founder has been requested to sit on the "Music Is My Business" panel at the Break Into the Music conference April 9, 2008 at North Carolina Central University. Break into the Music is a program dedicated to facilitating a direct relationship between driven college students and the music and media industry's elite companies. The goal is to promote the importance of a college education, while offering students the best advice and tools necessary to gain internship and employment opportunities in the extremely competitive media and entertainment worlds.  Break into the Music conference; co-founded by Christopher "Play" Martin, Grammy Award Winner- Producer 9th Wonder and Record Executive Sherise Malachi will feature four elements of experience for students to benefit from. Options for the day include, a career fair, engaging in forum workshops, a Q& A lecturer series given by a Media and Entertainment Executive and concluding with the “Rap, Rock & Roll” concert which will be sponsored by Capitol Records.

Monday, March 24, 2008

Taking the Mystery Out of Copyright

Taking the mystery out of copyright

was created by the Library of Congress for teachers and students that takes the mystery out copyrights. It is a great website for younger students to learn about creating and owning copyrights.

ASCAP Sues 29 Establishments

ASCAP has filed 29 separate copyright infringement lawsuits

against nightclubs, bars, restaurants in 22 states and D.C. The defendants have publicly performed the songs of the performing rights organization’s songwriter, composer and music publisher members without a license.

Sunday, March 23, 2008

The Family of Bob Marley Refuses to License Any of His Music

The family of Bob Marley refuses to license any of his music

for a biopic that the Weinstein Co. is prepping despite the fact that his widow, Rita Marley is its Executive Producer.

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Harry Fox Agency Reports Increasing Royalty Collections

Harry Fox Agency Reports Increasing Royalty Collections

The Harry Fox Agency is reporting $393.5 million in 2007 royalty collections, up nearly 4% from the previous year.

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

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