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.
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Update: “Thinking Out Loud” v “Let’s Get It On”March 29th, 2023It would appear that in April, Ed Sheeran is going to be in court defending “Thinking Out Loud” against a cl...
Sony is suing Trefuego for an unlicensed sample in the viral hit “90Mh.”March 24th, 2023The internet is right once in a while, and observers on the internet were right when they noticed that Toshifumi Hinata&...
Biggest music copyright infringement case ever is right around the corner.February 17th, 2023Ed Sheeran’s “Thinking Out Loud” vs Marvin Gaye’s “Let’s Get It On” is too imp...
Why Bonnie Raitt “Just Like That” won Song Of The Year.February 6th, 2023Should it have? Probably not. But neither should any of the nominated songs. It’s no great disaster. The music ind...
Reggaeton copyright infringement cases face challenges.January 13th, 2023Perhaps you’ve heard that you can’t copyright a groove. (Copyright isn’t really a verb, but everyone u...
What does a forensic musicologist do?January 11th, 2023And what makes someone well-suited to do it? Most people hear about forensic musicologists when they’re reading a ...
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MEET MUSICOLOGIZE'S BRIAN MCBREARTY
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Consulting services to composers, ad agencies, production companies, and game developers.
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Comparison and analysis services, trial preparation, and expert witness.