Dave Navarro Strikes Publishing Deal With Primary Wave

Primary Wave Music Publishing has acquired a stake in singer-songwriter-guitarist Dave Navarro’s publishing catalog, master revenue streams and writer’s share royalties. Navarro is credited as a songwriter on such hit songs as Jane’s Addiction “Been Caught Stealing” and “Jane Says” as well as the Red Hot Chili Peppers’ “Aeroplane.” The worldwide publishing deal also includes a co-publishing agreement for Navarro’s future output.

Lisa Alter Speaks to Billboard, USA Today on Taylor Swift, Scooter Braun Dispute

Lisa Alter was featured in three Billboard articles and one USA Today piece on the public feud over Taylor Swift’s master recordings. In the articles, Lisa discusses the valuation of the Big Machine Records deal and whether or not Swift’s reaction will impact the music industry.

The full articles can be found below.

Lisa Alter Explains the Tangled Taylor Swift-Scooter Braun Drama to Elle

Lisa Alter was featured in Rose Minutaglio's Elle story “A Music Attorney Explains the Tangled Taylor Swift-Scooter Braun Drama.” In the article, Lisa discusses the feud that is brewing between Taylor Swift and Scooter Braun. The heart of the disagreement stems from Braun’s company, Ithaca Holding, purchasing Big Machine Records, which owns the rights to Swift’s first six records, for $300 million. Lisa explains, at length, everything from Swift’s angry Tumblr post to the viability of Swift re-obtaining her masters.

Why Is Twitter Banning Users for Jamming Elton John Songs? – Variety

The bone of contention remains that Twitter, and tech goliaths like YouTube and Facebook, don’t want to be held responsible for user content, insisting they’re not media sites but user platforms. That disagreement was addressed in the recently passed EU Copyright Directive’s Article 13, which decrees the sites must begin to police themselves, and will be held liable for any copyright infringements. The U.S. Music Modernization Act doesn’t go quite so far, but Lisa Alter comments that the establishment of a Music Licensing Collective is a step in the right direction.

Indie Publisher Mojo Music Expands Catalog With HoriPro Acquisition

With its acquisition of Nashville-based HoriPro Entertainment Group, the Mojo Music & Media Group is having its coming out party as a new force in independent music publishing. The HoriPro catalog numbers 15,000 songs including tracks by REO Speedwagon, Kiss, Jerry Reed and George Strait.

Copyright at the Crossroads: The Present and Prognostications – SXSW 2019

Katie Baron to participate in a hard-hitting, copyright-focused panel on the impact of current legal and technological developments affecting the present and future music industry, including the MMA, artificial intelligence, holographic tours, copyright terminations 5 years after its application, and first sale doctrine in the digital space.