Musicology Services include: Copyright infringement consultation, song comparison, forensic musicology reports, recording analysis, expert witness, originality research, digital sampling consultation.
Please be aware, contacting does not automatically make you a client. If you are not an attorney you might consider having an attorney make contact on your behalf.
SONG ANALYSIS AND COMPARISON
Forensic musicologist, Brian McBrearty provides expert musicological analysis and comparison services to composers, songwriters, attorneys, advertising agencies, production companies, game developers, et cetera.
Often the concern arises that there might be significant similarity between two or more works and that issues of copyright infringement could result. “Sounding similar” however is not as correlated with “infringement” as one might think. Two songs can sound very much alike and yet not infringe at all. Conversely, a song may indeed infringe upon another song while “sounding” quite different.
Musicologize provides thorough analysis, prior art research, explanation and education, and provides recommendations to clients who are wishing to avoid a potential issue, defend an already existing one, or are considering bringing an action themselves.
Typically this particular type work is completed in one week’s time. Rush projects are welcomed when possible, and initial phone consultations are free.
SAMPLE CLEARANCE AND INFRINGEMENT CONSULTING
Musicologize provides forensic audio analysis services to determine if a piece of audio either is, or partly includes, a sample taken from another source without permission. Clients can present two pieces of audio and through the combination of expertise, leading edge technology, and comprehensive databases, we provide expert analysis to determine if two audio selections employ identical source material.
We often make recommendations to circumvent issues before they can arise and mitigate issues before they can escalate.
MUSIC SUPERVISORY CONSULTING
Brian advises on more general music supervisory topics, such as public domain availability, and identifying appropriate songs for ad campaigns, movie trailers, games and other projects. He is fluent in licensing parameters and agreement terminology and can assist in acquiring the necessary rights to a desired track.
LITIGATION: EXPERT ANALYSIS, TRIAL PREPARATION, EXPERT WITNESS
Brian provides support services throughout the litigation process with musicological analysis, critique and commentary on other musicologist’s findings, deposition and trial strategy and preparation, creation of supporting visual and audio materials, and expert appearances along with presentations designed for non-musical judges and juries.
Contacting Brian does not make you a client and he does not offer legal advice. It is encouraged that you contact Brian through your attorney.
ONLINE SERVICE REQUESTS COMING SOON
Developing an online form where you can request services, submit audio materials for analysis, and make payments.
For the time though being I provide a simple letter of engagement and accept all forms of payment through paypal.