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LATEST NEWS, EDITORIALS, and IN DEPTH ANALYSIS from BRIAN MCBREARTY.

Forensic musicology is the application of musical expertise, most often involving the analysis of melody, harmony, rhythm, and orchestration to illuminate the relevant truths in matters of civil law. Here on MUSICOLOGIZE we explain our forensic musicology services and our articles cover some of the most interesting cases currently in the news.

Music Copyright infringement cases actions are increasingly prevalent. Social media is packed with song mashups and accusations of plagiarism and unoriginality, often wrongly. Meanwhile there’s no doubt that the technology boom in the recording industry over the past decade has made it all too easy to misappropriate intellectual property. MUSICOLOGIZE cuts through that and distills significant similarity from insignificant similarity and infringement from inspiration.

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  • There was no one near to confuse me, so I was forced to become original.

  • Originality is nothing but judicious imitation. The most original writers borrowed one from another.

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MUSICOLOGIST,COMPOSER,SOUND DESIGNER,AUDIO ENGINEER,LICENSOR,MUSIC THEORIST
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Brian McBrearty
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Musicologize is the forensic musicology site of Brian McBrearty, where for purposes of education and discourse he provides elaborate and detailed analysis of the most interesting music copyright infringement actions currently in the news.

Mr. McBrearty is degreed in both music (composition, theory, and jazz) and economics; runs a leading production music library, Sonitarium.com, as well as Mediagloss Audio Studio which provides custom music, sfx, and consulting services to some of the worlds biggest multimedia companies. He has composed and produced hundreds of pieces for commercials, tv, and video games.

Brian McBrearty is a member of the American Musicological Society, and the performing rights organization ASCAP (American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers). He resides in the San Francisco Bay Area. Brian can be reached at brianmcbrearty@gmail.com.

 

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