Entertainment

Building Traction! Focus on Brands and Celebrities

By: Steve Masur We are working every day on deals between digital media companies and the biggest brands, celebrities, and distribution channels.   I want to talk about where I think the big opportunities are now that things are finally “converging.” … Continue reading

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Steve Masur Reflects on Rethink Music 2011

The Complaining Hasn’t Stopped At SXSW and CMJ in 1994, people used to complain about not being able to get signed. “The problem is that the major labels control distribution.” But now, 15 years later, ubiquitous near free technology has … Continue reading

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Steve Masur is NARIP’s featured member of the week

Steve Masur is all over NARIP.com as their featured member of the week. Continue reading

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Zediva.com: First-sale Protection or Public Performance?

By Eric Gerson A new video-on-demand (VOD) service has been making big waves across the internet recently, and may soon be stirring things up in the California District Court as well. This service—called Zediva—offers a unique spin on the normal … Continue reading

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Content in the Cloud – NAB 2011

Las Vegas, NV – April 11, 2011 Continue reading

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Trademarks Talk at SVA (School of Visual Arts)

New York, NY – April 6, 2011 Continue reading

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The Supreme Court’s Upcoming Decision on Videogame Violence and the First Amendment: Does it Even Matter?

This editorial was written by Eric Gerson and is intended as a preview of his upcoming note: More Gore: Video Game Violence and the Technology of the Future, 76 Brook L. Rev. ___ (forthcoming Spring 2011). On April 26th, 2010, … Continue reading

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Songs and Records: Two Types of Music Copyrights?

Copyrights give authors exclusive ownership interests in their creative works. Put simply, U.S. copyright laws convert creative works into business assets that artists can exploit economically through sale, license (e.g. for use in a TV commercial), or even as collateral … Continue reading

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Steven Masur – Interview on What’s Happening with Music Services Today

Steven Masur – Interview on What’s Happening with Music Services Today October 2010 Interviewer: Steve Gordon, Steve Gordon Law, Author of “The Future of the Music Business: Music Pro Guides,” (Hal Leonard Music Pro Guides) In Steve’s interview we would … Continue reading

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New Music Downloading Sites Arise

Two advertisement supported mp3 download sites, www.freeallmusic.com and www.guvera.com have recently licensed the EMI and Universal catalogues, changing the way consumers access music. www.freeallmusic.com allows users to legally download music by simply registering with the site and agreeing to the … Continue reading

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