October 24, 2008

Music & Marketing at CMJ

Article on CMJ panel "Sponsorship: A Futuristic Music Industry Strategy."

October 21, 2008


Alleged unauthorized use of composition and sound recording as "theme" for professional wrestler (WWE), John Cena.

The Royalty Network Inc. v. Sony BMG, World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. et al, No. 08 cv 8828 (S.D.N.Y. complaint filed 10/15/08)

Gershwin Royalty Dispute

Dispute between the plaintiff, successor to the interests of Ira Gershwin, and the successors to the interests of George Gershwin over the appropriate allocation of royalties in connection with the licensing of a ballet celebrating the Gershwins, staged in June 2008 at the Royal Albert Hall in London by the English National Ballet entitled "Strictly Gershwin." Complaint seeks declaratory judgment.

The Leonore Gershwin 1987 Trust v.The Arthur Gershwin Testamentary Trust et al, No. 08-114000 (Sup.Ct., NY Co. filed October 17, 2008).

AC/DC at Walmart (Only)

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October 20, 2008

U2 Gets Shares In Livenation

New York Times reports:

U2 will receive almost $19 million in shares of the concert promotor Live Nation as part of a 12-year contract with the company it signed in March.