Category Archives: Business Practices

Mass Exodus: Now Tell Me About That Copyright Law Again

It’s been a thoroughly interesting week learning about all the changes that are going to make a musician’s life all the more interesting due to copyright.  To date I’ve focused on information from Copyright Officer, Stephen Carlisle, J. D. and … Continue reading

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In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida

Nearly everyone has heard this song at one point in their lives, and wondered what in the world happened there? The original song title by Iron Butterfly was supposed to be “In The Garden of Eden,” but something happened on … Continue reading

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Using Hillary’s Cloth to Wipe The Sins of the Internet Clean

The last three posts here on Scout 66 have focused on the writing of Copyright Officer Stephen Carlisle, J.D. and what is happening with copyright law, common law, and consent decrees which you can read about here http://copyright.nova.edu. It’s all very … Continue reading

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Why Don’t You Go Back To Your Double-Wide and Fry Something?

The snarky essence to introduce this post roars the attitude of the US government toward songwriters, recording and performing artists. It’s a line from the movie, “Sweet Home Alabama,” Candice Bergen’s character, Kate Hennings, chipped out of ice for all … Continue reading

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Trouble in Paradise: Everything You Know About Writing, Recording, and Performing Music is Going to Change

The legality of one of the most faithfully held precepts in music is being called into play by enormous players. Copyright law is on the chopping block and none other than the US Department of Justice is the heavy. A … Continue reading

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Reblog: You Can’t Make This Stuff Up! The Department of Justice v. ASCAP

With the kind permission of Stephen Carlisle, I’m reblogging  a link to his post from July 28, 2016. Please click the link below to read his account of what is happening with PROs — namely ASCAP and BMI in regard … Continue reading

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Are You A Realist, A Theorist, A Delusionist

The music business for all intents and purposes is an abstract business model. That’s because it’s a moving target, changing all the time. There’s not much about the business that’s concrete except the music itself. The music is real. It … Continue reading

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