FortheRechord.com is a blog focused on the intersection of issues that affects the music industry and the law. We provide engaging and informative commentary for both legal practitioners and music aficionados alike.
FortheRechord is created and run by students from New York Law Schoolâ€™s Institute for Information Law and Policy and provides a forum for discussion on current events, recent legal decisions, and trends in the music business. We report on music in the key of law.
Home is where you will find our recent blog posts. We invite you to share your thoughts in our comment section found after each post.
The Playlist section on our homepage features the top five most interesting music links of the week: videos, new releases, news, etc.
Articles and Notes is where youâ€™ll find featured academic articles. If you have an article that you would like for us to share on our site, please donâ€™t hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please put ForTheRechord in the subject line.
Our Events page is where we post upcoming music and law-related events such as concerts, conferences, and CLE.
If you are interested in contributing to our blog or have an upcoming music event that you would like for us to post, please donâ€™t hesitate to contact us at email@example.com.
Nyasha S. Foy, ’12 is the Managing Editor for ForTheRechord. She is the current Graduate Fellow and former Student Research Fellow with NYLS’ Institute for Information Law and Policy. During her tenure as student research fellow, she startedÂ ForTheRechord.com, New York Law School’s blog on the intersection of music and law.Â Nyasha’s interest in music began in kindergarten, where she learned to play drums, and continues today as she runs her own music publishing company, yofoy.Â Nyasha received her Â B.A. in Music and French fromÂ Wesleyan University, and is pursuing a career in business and legal affairs within the entertainment and music industries. Her graduate fellowship work focuses on copyright law policy from a legal, economic, and entrepreneurial perspective.
Kristina O’Shea is a trumpet player who resides in Brooklyn, NY. She received her Bachelor of Music degree in Music Performance from Brooklyn College and is currently a second year student, pursuing a career in entertainment law, at New York Law School. She is sure that music is the single most important universal language we possess, and she feels strongly about keeping it alive and active. Always seeking diversity in the types of music she plays, Kristina has shared the stage with artists such as Randy Weston, Eddie Allen, Salim Washington, and Arturo O’Farrill, to name a few. She is currently an associate for the Institute for Information Law and Policy at New York Law School, and intends on using her professional training both in music and in law, to champion for the rights of hardworking musicians.
Matt Sereno is a 3L at New York Law School, an Associate at the Institute for Information Law and Policy and a member of the Media, Entertainment and Fashion Law Association.Â Â Graduating cum laude from SUNY Oneonta with a B.S. in Psychology and a minor in Graphic Design, Matt has always been a supporter of the arts and technology.Â Â As a musician who has been involved in both the performance and the business side of the music industry, he has a variety of experiences in areas ranging from booking and promotion to performance and recording.Â Â Matt is currently working in the legal department of a music company that performs digital asset management, runs a record label and talent agency, and is involved in various facets of the music industry.Â Â Upon graduating, Matt plans to work within the fields of Intellectual Property and Entertainment Law.
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