A copyright infringement lawsuit has been filed against the popular music streaming service Pandora. The Complaint, filed by Wixen Music Publishing, alleges that Pandora has continued to exploit lyrics to musical compositions without authorization. It includes a schedule of musical compositions, but indicates that there are likely many more that have not been included in […]
Ultra-successful singer and performer Rihanna, born Robyn Rihanna Fenty, has filed a federal complaint against her father Ronald Fenty and others. The Entertainment Law case is grounded in intellectual property, with claims that include invasion of privacy, false designation of origin and false advertising.
HEITNER LEGAL is very excited for its client A&G, who have had a preview of their forthcoming song “Run With Me” released as a teaser by Ultra Records. The track was produced by Northmark and includes vocals from Gabrielle Ross. HEITNER LEGAL successfully negotiated the contracts between A&G and the producer as well as A&G […]
Music publishing companies are extremely valuable to the future of recording artists and groups in the music industry. Most artists are typically concerned about securing their first major recording deal with a top label; as a result, they fail to see the importance behind obtaining or forming a publishing company. There are many record labels […]
Modern music offers a wide variety of innovations, genres, styles, and sounds that are more available to the public then ever before. Not only has the Internet made this wide world a smaller place, but technology has made it both easier and more affordable for bands and artists to record their music at home. In […]
I was reading Billboard magazine when I came across an interesting blurb in a discussion about the American rock duo, The Black Keys. The blurb states that The Black Keys have refused to allow Spotify to stream their new music (from the album El Camino). It was simply a business decision for the duo. They […]
Creative Artists Agency and William Morris Endeavor are two of Hollywood’s top talent agencies. They are currently being sued in federal court in the Southern District of New York by a man named Justin Samuels, who is arguing that he was denied work by the two companies based on their racially and sexually discriminatory practices. But was he […]
For over 20 years, South Florida has hosted an annual week-long event called the Winter Music Conference (WMC). People from around the world come to the event, which includes over 500 sub-events under WMC’s umbrella of festivities. One of the more popular sub-events is the Ultra Music Festival (Ultra). For the first year, in 2011, […]