Tag Archive | "Songwriter"

Life After SOPA

Sunday, January 22, 2012

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On Friday, Congress finally gave up trying to pass an ill advised piece of legislation called the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) in the House, and the Protect Intellectual Property Act (PIPA) it’s sister bill in the Senate. Rep. Lamar Smith from TX, SOPA’s main sponsor pulled the bill saying, "I have heard from the [...]

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An Artist’s Guide To SOPA

Monday, January 9, 2012

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Introduction What Is SOPA? How We Got Here The RIAA’s Recent History The Effect of Piracy on Music Existing Statutes SOPA From An Artist’s Perspective But They’re Stealing My Stuff! Where To From Here Introduction Photo of Tootsie’s Nashville by Kathleen Tyler Conklin. Creative Commons License. I am a Nashville based performing songwriter, bioinformaticist and [...]

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Bring On The New

Sunday, September 25, 2011

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Recently I heard a quote attributed to a music business executive that went something like this: "The new model doesn’t exist…" Now I don’t know for sure if the exec actually said that. I think it’s incredibly easy to take a quote out of context. But I’d love to give that executive the benefit of [...]

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A Musician’s Guide To PodCamp Nashville – March 2011

Monday, March 7, 2011

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Sometimes Nashville is a funny city. Entire communities can coexist within it’s boundaries and never cross paths. No matter how much one may need the other. It seems to me the music and technology folks here are pretty well segregated.

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