I’m heading to the States this week – the second time this year, following a trip in the Summer with my sons Joe & Zac.
Joe’s secretly happy about this as he’ll have free run of my studio while...Read More »
We’ve been following the Blurred Lines lawsuit between Robin Thicke / Pharrell Williams and the heirs of Marvin Gaye with interest as this case revolves around whether or not two recordings sound the same. In a blow to the estate of Marvin Gaye, an oversight on registering copyright of the recording for “Got To Give It Up” is likely to make their case of plagiarism that much harder to prove. For more details of the implications of not registering copyrights fully, read Stacey Hope’s insights into the legalities of this music copyright case.
Red Adair was one of the World’s most famous firefighters – able to successfully tackle the most extreme oil well fires and blowouts that no-one else would take on. There are many quotes attributed to...Read More »
Shirley Bassey famously sang “Diamonds Are Forever”. This iconic song, written by composer John Barry and lyricist Don Black sound-tracked the 1971 James Bond movie of the same name, starring Sean Con...Read More »
BBC Music launched a cross-channel star-studded 2’49” trailer on October 7th using the classic Beach Boys’ song “God Only Knows”. The film, which was made “For The Love Of Music”, is claimed to be the...Read More »
Music is important. Music changes the world and saves lives. Literally.
Every morning I turn on the kettle and say hello to the bright eyed, black haired punk hugging me on my wedding day. Reyne wa...Read More »
Music licensing - is it as simple as choosing your preferred music track and negotiating the music rights? It should be but sadly this is not always the case. “Negotiating” makes it sound like you are...Read More »
We’ve featured several legal cases recently where brands, or production companies, have failed to secure the music rights for tracks featured in their campaigns (whether broadcast or online). Coincide...Read More »
Our music procurement role is not just about licensing existing recordings; it also involves engaging artists for branded live events. In this series of posts on the various terms that are used in the...Read More »
Rolling Stone magazine recently reported that California toymaker GoldieBlox used a parody of the Beastie Boys song, “Girls”, in the ad for the "Princess Machine". In the ad three young girls build a ...Read More »