MUSIC BIZ: Publishing Q+A x SESAC's Gregg Smith

MUSIC BIZ: Publishing Q+A x  SESAC's Gregg Smith

Why are PROs important? As a songwriter or producer you are owed a “performance royalty” any time your music is played on radio, in the background as people shop and eat, or even performed in live concert venues. Those royalties are then paid to PRO like ASCAP, BMI, and SESAC, who then distribute the money to songwriters and publishers.

Each PRO has its own pro's and con's and payout schedules so it's important to choose the best organization for you.

Catch my recent convo with Gregg Smith Director of Creative Services at SESAC here:

CLIENT NEWS: FUTURE OF SPORTS X WASHINGTONIAN

CLIENT NEWS: FUTURE OF SPORTS X WASHINGTONIAN

This week's flashback Friday goes to client Future of Sports. A new client to the roster, it's owner Nicole Pinedo has a new spin on the museum experience fusing an interactive sports themed installations within functionally sized spaces able to host actual fitness class and events.

It's first installation in Washington DC caught the attention of the Washingtonian where it named it "Part Instagram dreamworld, part nostalgic playground, the whole thing is a millennial heaven"

Here are a few pics of the installation:

CLIENT NEWS: TRAP KARAOKE X ESSENCE FESTIVAL

CLIENT NEWS: TRAP KARAOKE X ESSENCE FESTIVAL

Guess who’s partnered with Essence Festival!!! The show sold out so be sure to visit ww.trapkaraoke.com to see when they will hit a city near you or regret the rest of your adult life.

CLIENT NEWS: RUNGRL X ESSENCE FESTIVAL

CLIENT NEWS: RUNGRL X ESSENCE FESTIVAL

Guess who’s partnered with Essence Festival to bring you a dope running experience while you takeover the NO! Congratulations to @ashleesimone and the entire @rungrlco squad! Happy to play a tiny part in this magic!

CLIENT NEWS: PIMP C miniseries airs on BET

CLIENT NEWS: PIMP C miniseries airs on BET

Client Chinara Butler of UGQ Enterprises LLC sat down with BET recently and shared  memories of her late husband Chad "Pimp C" Butler one half of the legendary UGK.

Watch the full clip below.

Lebron James puts Nick Saban on notice for Copyright and Trademark Infringement

Lebron James puts Nick Saban on notice for Copyright and Trademark Infringement

LeBron's camp slapped my beloved University of Alabama with an Infringement Notice that smelled heavily of a Cease & Desist (although they deny it is a cease and desist) for releasing a digital series called "Shop Talk" strikingly similar to "The Shop" released by LeBron's Uninterrupted platform.

Here are the details and clips of both shows from ESPN, Alabama, and UnInterrupted: