Entertainment and Sports Law Section

This section was created in recognition of the increasing number of practitioners in entertainment and sports law. The section presents an annual CLE program and helps members stay up to date on trends and activities in this specialized area of practice.

Chair
Milom Horsnell Crow Rose Kelley
3310 West End Ave, Ste. 610
Nashville, TN 37203
(615)255-6161
Immediate Past Chair
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP
1600 Division St. Ste. 700
Nashville, TN 37203
(615)252-2377

Taylor Swift Testifies in Groping Trial

Pop star Taylor Swift delivered fiery testimony yesterday when she took the stand against former Denver DJ David Mueller who says he lost his job after Swift complained about him groping her, The Washington Post reports. Swift described the incident that led to Mueller’s firing, in which while posing for a photo, Mueller allegedly groped her under her skirt. “It happened to me. I know it was him,” she said. “I didn’t need a picture. I could have picked him out of a line of a thousand.” Mueller is suing Swift for $3 million in damages, while Swift countersued for $1.
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Nashville Music Publishers Sue Spotify Over Licensing

Two Nashville music publishers filed separate lawsuits yesterday against streaming service Spotify for failing to obtain the appropriate licenses for thousands of songs, The Tennessean reports. The publishers claim Spotify didn’t follow proper protocol and has been streaming the songs illegally. The plaintiffs are Bluewater Music Services, a publisher and music catalog administrator, and Bob Gaudio, a publisher and songwriter who penned hits for Frankie Valii and the Four Seasons.
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