The Digital Millennium Copyright Act

Here is a presentation on the importance of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. For the full text, click here

How Time Travel Will Save The Music Industry

Technology is changing the music industry. Joel DeRoss believes we can do it with time travel. With ideas as far out as virtual reality, check out this TedTalk from Tedx Melbourne from an entertainment industry  music producer, DJ, event organizer and record label owner.

A Modest Proposal For Fixing The Music Industry

This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. Brian McTear grew up wanting to be a rock star, but he had one problem: In the late ‘90s, we all just stopped paying for music. How can a hard-working musician or producer make a living now? McTear, with his project Weathervane Music, has stumbled on a way — and it’s both practical and deeply focused on our shared love of music. And yes, his model can work for all kinds of content creators.

The Best Free Music Streaming Services

Here are some of the best free music streaming services. There are so many options to legally listen to and discover new music.

Copyright Laws You Should Get To Know

The growth of the internet has only helped to facilitate copyrighted material and make it increasingly more complicated to protect artists under the law. It is important to know the basics of copyright law in order to understand why these laws are in place, how they help to drive the creative process, and how to avoid unintentionally using copyrighted material illegally. With that in mind, here are three copyright laws that you should get to know.

The 10 Most Popular Albums Of 2015

2015 was an exciting time for music. There were a number of new albums released, from artists new and old, that continually shape and advance the culture. Here are 10 of the most popular albums from the last year.

Common Lies Told About the Music Industry

Christopher Sabec is an entertainment lawyer specializing in the music industry. He has herd many people talk about the music industry, and a lot of it has no basis for truth. Get some great insight into how the music industry actually operates because many ideas about the industry are actually large misconceptions. Here are some common lies told about the music industry.

Inspiring Quotes From Dave Matthews Band

Christopher Sabec provides a collection of some inspiring quotes from his favorites songs by Dave Matthews Band. Christopher discovered DMB many years ago and still enjoys listening to them to this day. Feel free to share any of your favorite quotes as well. Would love to hear your favorite songs and stories!

The 5 Most Frequently Asked Music Copyright Questions

Industry expert Christopher Sabec answers some of the most fundamental but critical questions about music copyright laws. Watch this presentation to develop your knowledge and learn to defend yourself against copyright infringement. Anyone that is looking to make it in the industry should be familiar with these laws and how to properly protect yourself. Enjoy!

Music and Politics Meet at the White House

Christopher Sabec Grateful Dead PoliticsWhile still at Law School, Christopher received a message from one of his former tutoring students who worked at the White House, Dylan Glen. The message stated to call the White House, as George Bush Sr. needed to get in contact with the Grateful Dead. Christopher hadn’t had the slightest idea of how he’d do this, but since it came from the White House, he made it a priority. George Bush Sr. wanted to invite the Dead over to the White House to discuss environmental issues that their fans faced along with a potential public service announcement of the issue of their choice.

Apparently it was fairly easy to get in contact with the Grateful Dead when you tell them that the White House wants to speak with them. Christopher then went on to set up a meeting with the Grateful Dead and the President of the United States, George Bush Sr. The Dead eventually met with the President and his board of environmental advisors to discuss the issues that were of concern to the band and their loyal followers. The band was impressed by the administrations willingness do promote a pro-environment campaign. There were multiple other meetings after this, and significant amendments to the administration’s environmental policy were made.

Christopher was the catalyst to these environmental policy changes, including changes to the Endangered Species Act and logging policies. After the first meeting, the Grateful Dead’s confidant, John Barlow, showed his appreciation for Christopher and asked if he’d like to hang out with the Dead and join them at their concert that night. Christopher stayed friendly with the band ever since.