Local marketing and artist services group Thirty Tigers is branching into country radio promotion with the hiring of four people to capitalize on some recent successes with Chase Rice and Old Dominion. Sarah Skates has details on that plan and more at MusicRow.com.
Spirit Music Group has acquired Nashville-based StyleSonic, musicrow.com.
The StyleSonic catalog includes song from Jerrod Niemann, Tim McGraw, Taylor Swift and Dierks Bentley.
Spirit Music Group has offices in London, Los Angeles, Nashville, New York and The Netherlands. Its
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The owners of popular live music venue The Basement on Eighth Avenue South have landed a permit to rehab space for their Basement East, according to Metro Codes Department documents.
Key Commercial Construction will handle the build-out, with the permit valued at $250,000.
The Basement East will be located in a building located at 917 Woodland St. (See here courtesy of Google Maps.)
Nashville-based King & Ballow attorney Richard Busch won a $7.4 million judgment for the adult children of the late Marvin Gaye in a copyright-infringement case against singers Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams for plagiarising Gaye's 1977 hit "Got To Give It Up" for their 2013 chart-topper "Blurred Lines."
Busch called an expert who identified eight distinct elements in "Got To Give It Up" that were copied in "Blurred Lines" and, in his closing argument, implored the jury to recognize that Thicke and Williams "took ['Got To Give It Up'] for themselves."
For their part, Thicke and Williams denied ripping off Gaye. Indeed, Thicke said he hardly contributed to the writing process. Williams said he was inspired by the feel of Gaye and the late 70s, but did not copy the song (rapper TI was a third named defendant, but the jury held him harmless).
Interestingly, the jury never actually heard Gaye's recording, because copyright law at the time of its recording did not allow copyrighting of recorded music, so the judge ruled the jury could only hear it as it was registered with the Library of Congress: as sheet music.
Even with such a potential disadvantage, Busch won.
After trial, he said he would immediately file an injunction preventing sales of the Grammy-winning "Blurred Lines."
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