SONG CLEARANCE / ANALYSIS AND COMPARISON

Often, particularly in the case of music for advertising or for media, music is created with other prior works as a creative guideline. Music is composed with a goal of sharing certain qualities with a prior work and evoking similar feelings from the listener. But if the concern arises that there might be too much similarity between two or more works such that an allegation of copying or of copyright infringement could result, a clearance analysis is conducted to illuminate that risk.

Musicologize provides musicological analysis and comparison services to composers, songwriters, attorneys, advertising agencies, production companies, game developers, and TV & Film companies. We assess and explain risk and if requested, collaborate with both composers and clients to mitigate that risk within deadlines.

Typically this particular type work is completed in 72 hours’ time. Rush projects are available.

SAMPLE ANALYSIS

Musicologize provides forensic audio analysis services to determine if an audio production includes or is derived from a sample taken from another source without permission. Clients can present two pieces of audio and through the combination of expertise, leading edge technology, databases and prior art research, we provide expert analysis to determine if two audio selections employ identical source material.

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 musicologist reports, 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 to educate and persuade 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.

More information about me can be found on LinkedIn and a recent cv is available here.

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.