Author: By by Thomas Carey
December 22,2014
Copyright law is full of nooks and crannies, some of which aren’t explored for years or even decades. Recent decisions from courts in California and New York cast a bright light on a seldom-considered subject: state law copyright protection. In 2013, Flo & Eddie brought suit against Sirius XM in California, New York and Florida, alleging infringement of rights under the copyright law of those three states for the unauthorized broadcast of Oldies. Not to be outdone, major record labels including Sony, UMG and Warner brought suit against Sirius XM in California state court on the same theory. First, a California state court issued a tentative ruling in favor of Sirius XM, indicating that there was no common law right to performance royalties. But while that ruling remained tentative, the federal court in California made a dramatic ruling in favor of Flo & Eddie.
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Author: By by Steve Harvey
December 21,2014
Located about an hour outside of Manhattan in Glen Cove on the North Shore of Long Island, Pie Studios has attracted an impressive list of clients—the Rolling Stones, Jackson Browne, Cheap Trick, The Chieftains—over the years, mainly from outside the New York City area.
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Author: By by Steve Harvey
December 20,2014
The sound team at NBCUniversal StudioPost recently completed work on Unbroken, based on author Laura Hillenbrand’s 2010 best-selling biography of long-distance runner Louis Zamperini and his experiences during World War II. It opens nationwide on Christmas Day. Here, they share their experiences on working with director Angelina Jolie, keeping the sound authentic to the period, mixing in Dolby Atmos and much more.
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Author: By by Clive Young
December 12,2014
Given that women have better hearing than men and also comprise more than half the professional workforce in the U.S., you’d think they’d be better represented in the pro audio world. That’s not the case yet, but SoundGirls.Org, founded in 2013, is helping change that situation. To find out more, we sat down with website co-founder Michelle Sabolchick Pettinato.
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Author: By by Clive Young
December 10,2014
Remember B-Side Studio, that wacky 1970s sitcom about a struggling Chicago recording studio? No? Well, maybe that’s because it wasn’t really a hit. Or a TV show. Or made in the Seventies. No, actually it was a series of plays performed in the style of Seventies comedies at Chicago’s Logan Center for the Arts—and now it’s an eight-episode sitcom on YouTube.
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Author: By Mr. Bonzai
December 10,2014
Join the crew at Ryan Recording—Mr. Bonzai, chief engineer Cart, receptionist and apprentice engineer Layla, and chief tech Smilin’ Deaf Eddie—as they struggle for respectability and profits in the music industry.  It’s a satiric and whimsical journey through the hidden world of recording in the 1970’s, filled with colorful characters and bizarre sessions.
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Author: By by Clive Young
December 5,2014
One of the first studio engineers in England to break through into producing, Glyn Johns worked with the greatest acts of the Classic Rock era, recording many of their best-known albums. The sheer number of famous performances that he captured—songs that you hear every day of your life—is remarkable, and as a result, he worked over the years with The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, The Rolling Stones, The Who, CSN, Eric Clapton, The Eagles, Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix, The Steve Miller Band, The Clash, Rod Stewart, Neil Young, Joe Cocker and dozens of others, all of who appear in the pages of his new autobiography, Sound Man.
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Author: By by PSN Staff
November 26,2014
Finding something for the pro audio person in your life is never easy, so here’s a compendium of books and DVD/Blu-rays we’ve reviewed this year on the PSN Blog. There's everything from autobiographies to documentaries, and from how-to to history. The links go to the full reviews or author interviews so that you can figure out if—just like those lime green sweaters on sale at the Dollar Store—they’re a good idea or not.
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Author: By by Clive Young
November 21,2014
Legendary producer/engineer Glyn Johns’ autobiography Sound Man is filled with cool stories about creating classic albums with The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, The Who, Jimi Hendrix, Bob Dylan, The Clash, Rod Stewart, Eric Clapton, The Eagles, Neil Young, The Steve Miller Band and many, many more. The tales are fun, but there’s also a lot that audio pros can learn from Johns’ book. Here’s just 10 lessons we took away from Sound Man.
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Author: By by Steve Harvey
November 17,2014
The following is an expanded version of the cover story for Pro Sound News, November 2014.
On September 30, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) released two NPRMs (Notice of Proposed Rulemaking), one proposing amendments to Part 15 of its rules, significantly affecting unlicensed wireless operations in the 600 MHz band, and a second intended to promote replacement wireless microphone spectrum access outside the 600 MHz band. The proposals eliminate the two 6 MHz TV channels currently set aside for licensed mic operators, replacing them with a 4 MHz chunk of the so-called duplex gap that is chiefly intended for ENG crew use.
 
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