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IP Champion in the News: Rocker Tells Chinese Musicians: Fight For Your Rights

IP Champion in the News: Rocker Tells Chinese Musicians: Fight For Your Rights

By Ashley Mergen In case you missed it, GIPC 2014 IP Champions continue to make the news. Last week, musician David Lowery’s (of Cracker and Camper Van Beethoven fame) recent effort to empower and educate Chinese musicians to fight piracy was profiled in the Wall Street Journal: Mr. Lowery toured China this week both to […]

Music Piracy: The Forgotten African Disease

Music Piracy: The Forgotten African Disease

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If you have ever been to Africa, you understand the importance of music to the culture of the people across the continent. Music is a part of every aspect of daily life – from harvesting coffee beans in the morning, to cooking a meal for the village in the afternoon, to worshiping in church on Sundays. And the music resonates in African society in a manner unparalleled by anything you can encounter state-side.

Turning a Dream Into a Job With IP

Turning a Dream Into a Job With IP

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In no place is this more evident than in Nashville, where anyone from budding songwriter to established superstar has the ability to turn music from a dream into a job. IP rights fuel the creative genius of our homegrown talent and attract businesses from around the country and the world to invest in our people.