Thursday afternoon, I'll be presenting my talk at Podcast Movement in Orlando. I'll be outlining the various ways in which music can be used by podcasters, where the music may come from, and the complex web of copyright and licensing issues that have historically made using commercial music both difficult and costly. Then, I'll sound the call for a simpler approach, and reflect briefly on some promising new developments in the space. There will be ample time for questions from the podcasters in attendance.
Can't make it to Orlando? Stay tunes, I'll post a video of my presentation in the days that come.
If you've been planning to develop your plays and musicals using professional actors in a “developmental” production environment, you may have to put your plans on hold.
Earlier this week, the union declared a strike against members of the Broadway League (the association that represents producers) on development of Broadway shows. The Union's action bars its members from taking part in the so-called. “lab” sessions that have become popular as a way for writers to enlist performers aid in developing new shows. These labs are similar to Workshops and Stage Readings, which are also covered by the Strike.
Press Release FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Gordon P. Firemark, Attorney at Law Receives 2018 Los Angeles Award Los Angeles Award Program Honors the Achievement LOS ANGELES October 24, 2018 — Gordon P. Firemark, Attorney at Law has been selected for the 2018 Los Angeles Award in the Attorney category by the Los Angeles Award Program. Each… Continue Reading
For the third year in a row, I have been selected by my peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America (2019 edition) for my work in the field of Entertainment Law – Theatre. Obviously, I’m honored, and grateful that I’ve earned the respect of my fellow attorneys. More information can be found at… Continue Reading
Last week, I spoke at the Podcast Movement Conference in Philadelphia. It was a blast and if you’re at all interested in podcasting, I encourage you to check this out next year, when it’ll be in Orlando. One of the questions I hear most frequently from podcasters is whether they can and should get a… Continue Reading
Are you classifying the people who work for you properly? I work with lots of entrepreneurs and small business owners, and I’m struck by how often people assume that just calling someone an independent contractor is Continue Reading
It’s been a while since we published an episode of our Entertainment Industry Insights podcast, so we’re re-launching with a new season starting now. In this solo-episode, I talk a bit about facing life’s challenges and tests. I hope you enjoy! Continue Reading
Tomorrow, here in the U.S., we will celebrate our Thanksgiving holiday, so I want to take a few moments to wish all of you; my readers, listeners, colleagues, clients and friends, a very happy Thanksgiving. The Thanksgiving holiday is a good time to consider all that we are thankful for, and to express that gratitude.… Continue Reading