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COVERAGE, COMMENTARY and ANALYSIS of current MUSIC COPYRIGHT matters in the news.

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 and the technology boom in the recording industry over the past decade has made it very easy to misappropriate intellectual property. Copyright infringement is not merely “sounding similar” however, and Musicology distills significant similarity from insignificant similarity and infringement from inspiration.

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FORENSIC MUSICOLOGIST | BRIAN MCBREARTY

MUSICOLOGIST,COMPOSER,SOUND DESIGNER,AUDIO ENGINEER,LICENSOR,MUSIC THEORIST
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Brian McBrearty
Forensic Musicologist

Musicologize is the forensic musicology site of Brian McBrearty. In addition to providing musicologist consulting services, such as comparison analysis, clearances, and litigation support, Mr. McBrearty writes extensively on the most interesting music copyright infringement actions currently in the news.

Mr. McBrearty is degreed in both Music (music theory and composition major, and jazz theory major; and also minored in music business) and in Economics. He runs a production music library, Sonitarium.com, as well as Mediagloss Audio Studio which provides custom music, sfx, and consulting services to some of the world's biggest multimedia companies. He has composed and produced hundreds of pieces for commercials, tv, and interactive.

Brian McBrearty is a member of the American Musicological Society, The Copyright Society of the USA, The American Bar Association, and The American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP). He resides in the San Francisco Bay Area. 

Brian happily accepts press and media inquiries and is pleased to comment on copyright cases of public interest. Brian can be reached at brianmcbrearty@gmail.com or at (212) 217-9512. Additional articles by Brian and further professional history is on LinkedInA recent cv is available here.


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