Industry Ink (9-20-13)

The John Lennon Educational tour bus and SESAC are holding a celebration event Friday (Sept. 20) in Nashville. The John Lennon Educational Tour Bus will be onsite at SESAC’s Nashville headquarters on Friday, and hosting tours of the bus for the public from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. Attendees can also enjoy local food trucks that will be onsite during the day.

Pictured (L-R): SESAC's Tim Fink, singer/songwriter Lance Miller, SESAC's Ellen Truley and Rob Marcus and John Lennon Educational Tour Bus coordinator Ryan L'Esperance.

Pictured (L-R): SESAC’s Tim Fink, singer/songwriter Lance Miller, SESAC’s Ellen Truley and Rob Marcus and John Lennon Educational Tour Bus coordinator Ryan L’Esperance.

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AIMP LogoThe Association of Independent Music Publishers (AIMP) Nashville Chapter and Fifth Third Bank will hold a presentation titled Fair Use and Copyright Abuse: How To Reap Rewards and Avoid Litigation with Dr. E. Michael Harrington at ASCAP on Wednesday, Sept. 25 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Harrington will discuss current copyright problems and business issues in publishing. He will answer questions including: Can copyright protection extend to a bass line? A chord progression? The sound and style of a famous artist?

Harrington currently teaches entrepreneurship and other courses at the Berklee College of Music. His previous employment includes positions at Harvard Law School, Belmont University, UAB and William Paterson.

AIMP encourages interested parties to register for chapter membership. Members will attend the presentation for $25, while non-members will be required to pay $45. To join and register, visit aimp.org.

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The Copyright Society of the South hosted NMPA‘s David Israelite on Tuesday (Sept. 17) at BMI’s Nashville headquarters. Israelite discussed the current state of the publishing industry, including the on-going Pandora controversy and the latest congressional developments. For more info on CSOS, visit copyrightsocietyofthesouth.com

Pictured (L-R): CSOS board members Jill Napier, Bob Mather, NMPA's David Israelite, and CSOS board members Casey McGinty, John Barker and Ted Goldthrope. Photo:  Janice Jackson.

Pictured (L-R): CSOS board members Jill Napier, Bob Mather, NMPA’s David Israelite, and CSOS board members Casey McGinty, John Barker and Ted Goldthrope. Photo: Janice Jackson.

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