Did you know? In the U.S., terrestrial radio stations don’t pay royalties to non-songwriter performers or record labels! Unlike other countries, only songwriters and publishers get paid. Weintraub attorneys Scott Hervey and Jamie Lincenberg share how musicians are pushing Congress to change this with the American Music Fairness Act in this installment of “The Briefing.”Continue Reading The Briefing: Closing The Royalty Loophole – Push for a Public Performance Right in Sound Recordings

Cher recently won a major lawsuit over her music royalties from her divorce from Sonny Bono. Join Weintraub attorneys Scott Hervey and Jamie Lincenberg on today’s episode of “The Briefing” as they break down this case and its implications for copyright law.Continue Reading The Briefing: Not Terminated – Cher Still Entitled to Her Share of Music Royalties

The FTC just issued a final rule banning post-employment non-compete clauses, and it’s shaking things up, especially in the non-scripted TV world. How will this impact talent deals? Join Weintraub attorneys Scott Hervey and Shauna Correia as they discuss what this means for networks and on-air talent on the latest installment of “The Briefing.”Continue Reading The Briefing: Is the FTC Recent Rule on Non-Competes a New Reality for Reality TV Stars

Did Scarlett Johansson’s voice inspire ‘Sky’?  Scott Hervey and Jamie Lincenberg of Weintraub Tobin unpack the controversy between Scarlett Johansson and OpenAI’s Chat GPT.  Explore potential legal claims and the intricacies of voice rights in AI on this episode of The Briefing. Continue Reading The Briefing: Scarlett Johansson vs Chat GPT What the Legal Claims Would Look Like