Earlier this week, our partners at Tuk Law Offices held a livestream video conference to discuss the impacts of the abrupt interruptions to live entertainment that have resulted from the global COVID-19 outbreak, and which have temporarily left countless industry professionals without work.
Join host Bryan Tuk alongside panelists Patrick Brogan, Chief Programming Officer at ArtsQuest (Bethlehem, PA) and UMC Founder Gerard Longo to discuss the impact of the pandemic on live entertainers and presenters alike.
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A lot has happened in the world of copyright law in the last three weeks. Major decisions by the US Supreme Court, as well as rules changes that are going into effect in the US Copyright Office will have a significant impact on how creators and businesses protect their intellectual property.
Some creators will use the U.S. postal service as a means of establishing copyright protection over their creative work? But… is it effective?
As musicians — and just about anyone, in any creative line of work — we’ve all been asked to offer our products and services for no monetary compensation. That’s right: the old “do it for exposure” trick.
Entertainment lawyer, musician, creator, and entrepreneur Bryan Tuk has seen a lot across his multiple, intertwining careers, and he is determined to be a resource for those on a quest for knowledge and creativity.
One of the rarest of rare events happened in Washington, DC: a unanimous Congressional approval of a large piece of legislation; an affirmative 100 – 0 vote in the Senate and a 415 – 0 vote in the House. On October 11, 2018, the Orrin G. Hatch–Bob Goodlatte Music Modernization Act was signed into law.
Not all bands age well. This is true when the band’s career is less than ten years. Tastes change, people’s sensibilities change, fads die and new ones are born. Young rockers become old rockers, and the bloom falls off the rose. No one wants to see their dad rage along with power chords and lyrics about fighting the man.
Sometimes a band can become so commercially successful that their artistic merit vanishes underneath the fame. In the late 1970s and 1980s, the punk rock movement was sweeping across the UK and America in reaction to the psychedelic rock of the 1960s and the yacht rock that dominated radio in the early 1970s. Punk was simple and aggressive, and it didn’t care about airplay, or authority or convention.
The Police were a band that brought together several threads and wove them into radio friendly rock that was simply inescapable from their first album in 1977 onward. The Police were sui generis. There was no other band that sounded like them. From the first few notes or moments of a song, you could easily tell that it was a Police song.
When a band or ensemble endures and stays commercially viable for 50 years, that demands attention. Yes is one of those bands. Of course, since their formation in 1968, many musicians have passed through their ranks. Detractors point to that as a satirical characteristic of the band.
While the band’s discography is as lengthy as one would expect, there was one recording in particular that rejuvenated the band in the early 1980s and created a new generation of fans that would propel the band forward into the present day.