Stan Soocher, associate professor of Music & Entertainment Industry Studies, presented the "Annual Entertainment Law in Review" to the Nashville Bar Association in December. This was his 20th consecutive year doing so.
His 2013 speech covered recent court rulings on, among other things, band partnership disputes, rights of publicity, content in video games, artist/record label contract disputes and how digital download royalties are calculated.
Also in Nashville in December, for the 17th consecutive year, Soocher presented "Copyright Year in Review" to the Copyright Society of the South. Other recent speakers at the Copyright Society have included U.S. Register of Copyrights Maria Pallante, Recording Industry Association of America Chairman Cary Sherman and National Music Publishers Association President David Israelite.