NARIP Music Supervisor Session with Mary Ramos

On the evening of Wednesday March 25, 2015 I attended a NARIP Music Supervisor session where Mary Ramos was the guest. For those who don’t know who Mary Ramos is, have you ever heard of the famous director and writer Quentin Tarantino? Mary Ramos is basically the Music Supervisor for all his movies, plus many other films, click here to see her film resume on IMDB. Needless to say I was very excited to participate in …

Has the “Blurred Lines” case put creativeness in jeopardy?

        Pharrell says,     I’m actually torn between the two, I hear the similarities and I hear the differences. Regarding copyright law there is an actual legal term called “Substantial Similarity” which is often used in cases like this to see if actual copyright infringement has occurred. Wikipedia, which sites multiple legitimate and legal sources states, So it is clear in copyright law that music does not have to be identical …

Case Study: Meghan Trainor & ALL ABOUT THAT BASS!

On March 18, 2015 I attended an event put on by the AIMP (Association of Independent Music Publishers) at the ASCAP building in Nashville, TN. The speakers at today’s event, Kerry O’Neil and Carla Wallace; are the owners of Big Yellow Dog Music. In case your not familiar with Big Yellow Dog Music, let me shout out a  few of their accolades. * Over 20 Number One hits * 4 Grammy’s * Multiple Placements in Film and TV Being an Independent …

Learn to Master your music projects, quick and easy…

When it comes to licensing music for Films, TV, Commercials and Trailers, your music must be “Braodcast Quality” which means it sounds just as good sonically as major label releases. This is achieved through mixing and mastering. Here’s a video I created to teach you how to master your music projects quickly and easily. It’s called “Quick and Dirty Mastering”.