An individual doesn’t generally become a professional musician to be involved in legal matters. However, there are all manner of such matters that can come up during the course of a career in the music industry.
An obviously smart and proactive business entrepreneur made a quite ironical comment recently about musical artists' live shows. He noted that many attendees at such shows -- notwithstanding that their purchased ticket has put them in close proximity to a musical star who is performing live in front of their face -- aren't seeing those artists live.
He had written the world's greatest screenplay. It was a tender coming-of-age story about a 14-year-old boy (and his scruffy dog), wandering through a post-apocalyptic landscape in search of his mom and dad. It was full of existential angst, keen observations on adolescence and loneliness, and deep insights into the human psyche. It would change movies forever!
Boy, when they like you, they really like you.
As some of you may have heard, Justin Bieber and producer Skillrex were sued recently for copyright infringement by singer Casey Dienel. Dienel, better known by her stage name, Winter Hinterland, claims that Bieber and Skillrex stole vocal riff of hers and used it in Bieber’s mega-hit “Sorry.”