#Grammys2018: Watch Industry Stakeholders Speak at the Congressional Hearing on ‘Music Policy Issues: A Perspective From Those Who Make It’

“On Jan. 26 in New York City, the full House Judiciary Committee conducted a field hearing titled “Music Policy Issues: A Perspective From Those Who Make It.” Held at ranking member Jerry Nadler’s (D-N.Y.) alma mater, Fordham University School of Law, the all-star, all-music panel of witnesses included singer/songwriter Aloe Blacc, platinum-selling producer Mike Clink, …

Grammys 2018: Entertainment Law Initiative® Announces Winner of Writing Competition

The 20th annual Entertainment Law Initiative® Event & Scholarship Presentation has announced the winner and runnerup of its Writing Competition. The winner is Rebecca Pollack, a law student at Lewis & Clark Law School in Portland, Oregon, who wrote a paper titled “The DMCA Safe Harbors?” The runner-up is Megan Abner, a law student at …

Update: Nigeria’s Federal Executive Council Approves Copyright Bill

In November of 2015, I announced that Nigeria had a revised draft of its Copyright Bill and was soliciting public comments. A little over two years later, its executive council has approved the bill. See news below. -Ms. Uduak — “The Nigerian Government has approved the recently prepared Copyright Bill. The decision was reached by …

COSON Infighting: Should Efe Omoregbe resign from the board to protect the organization’s reputation?

The Copyright Society of Nigeria (COSON) is Nigeria’s performing rights organization charged with ensuring artists get paid when their music is played by commercial users. However, the ongoing infighting within the COSON board is threatening to derail COSON’s role and put the music industry many steps backward. At this point, given: 1) the alleged successful …

COSON Saga: Music Icon Onyeka Onwenu, in 2015, Raised the Same Collusion Issues Against Okoroji the Board Now Raises

Music icon Onyeka Onwenu who has been a Tony Okoroji nemesis for a long time apparently raised the same collusion issues now raised by COSON Board members Efe Omoregbe, Obi Asika et al. regarding Okoroji’s intermingling of his company’s affairs with his role as COSON Chairman to the detriment of the organization and its members. …