Breaking the First Commandment of Legal Billing

Posted by on Jul 6, 2014 in News | 0 comments

When I started my law practice a few years ago, I was certain that inscribed on some ancient legal manuscript were the words “Thou Shalt Bill Hourly.”  I attempted to adhere to this widely accepted practice, but without much success.  Had I joined a firm, as opposed to hanging out my own shingle immediately after law school, perhaps I would have developed a different view of hourly billing – or at very least, been forced to master the task.   But despite the tips and tricks offered by experienced, well-meaning attorneys, as well as trying various software solutions, I failed...

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Major Publishers Awarded $6.6 Million in Lyrics Lawsuit–Music Row

Posted by on Oct 13, 2012 in News | 0 comments

The NMPA and plaintiffsWarner/Chappell Music, Peermusic and BMG (Bug Music Inc.) were granted $6.6 million for copyright infringement from various websites under the umbrella of LiveUniverse and its owner, MySpace founder Brad Greenspan, on Oct. 9.  Read more.

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Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame Finds First Home–Music Row

Posted by on Oct 4, 2012 in News | 0 comments

Mayor Karl Dean joined Hall of Fame songwriters Wayland Holyfield, Pat Alger and Kye Fleming and convention center officials today to announce that the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame will have its first home in the Music City Center. “The music industry is a vital part of Nashville’s unique culture, and songwriters are often the ‘unsung heroes’ of the business,” Mayor Dean said. “This location at the Music City Center is a fitting space to honor songwriters and their creativity, and it gives both local residents and visitors from out of town yet another reason to stop by...

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Indie Artist Mumford & Sons Scores Biggest First Week Sales of 2012!–Billboard

Posted by on Oct 3, 2012 in News | 0 comments

It’s official: Mumford & Sons’ sophomore release, “Babel,” has earned the biggest debut of any album this year in the United States.   “Babel” sold 600,000 in its first week, according to Nielsen SoundScan, and becomes the rock quartet’s first No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart. It’s also the first No. 1 for Mumford & Sons’ record label, Glassnote Records.  Read more.

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Warner Music Group Head Honcho Steps Down–Billboard

Posted by on Sep 25, 2012 in News | 0 comments

Sept. 24, 2012–Lyor Cohen’s imminent departure from Warner Music Group sent a tremor through the music industry on Monday and sparked speculation on the inevitable management shuffle around the industry to replace the colorful hard-nosed executive.  Read more.

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And Then There Were Three… FTC Approves EMI/UNI Merger–Billboard

Posted by on Sep 22, 2012 in News | 0 comments

Sept. 21, 2012–The Federal Trade Commission has weighed in, rubber stamping the EU’s decision to approve  the Universal Music Group 1.2 billion euro acquisition of EMI, as expected. The Commission voted 5-0 to close its investigation without taking any action. Read more.

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