E. Michael Harrington is a consultant and expert witness in music copyright and intellectual property matters and has worked with the Dixie Chicks, Steven Spielberg, Steve Perry, Sting, Tupac Shakur, Lady Gaga, Keith Urban, Ne-Yo and others.
He first delivered this lecture at UAB to students and others in August. Presented by the University of Alabama at Birmingham Department of Music, the lecture will take place at 12:20 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 6 in UAB’s Mary Culp Hulsey Recital Hall, 950 13th St. South. The event is free and open to the public. Call 205-934-7376 for details.
Harrington will discuss copyright protection and publishing and will answer questions about issues including copyright infringement, resolving disputes, assessing a writer’s contribution, and when it is OK to copy a sound or style or to sample an artist. Using a wide selection of audio and visual examples, he will demonstrate examples of serious music business mistakes.
He lectures throughout North America and has been interviewed by the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, CNN, Time magazine, NPR, Associated Press, PBS, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation and others.
Harrington teaches entrepreneurship at the Berklee College of Music, is on the advisory board of the Future of Music Coalition and is owner of EMichaelMusic.com. He was the 1995 Jemison Professor of the Humanities at UAB.