My daughter (Brianna Hugan) did her first pro session at Oceanway in Nashville on Sunday. She’ll begin 9th grade at Nashville School of the Arts next fall. Papa is proud! Here’s a pic in Oceanway’s Control Room A:
I have been invited to sit on a panel at Kirsti Manna’s Songwriter Girl camp in Nashville on May 16th, 2009. Kirsti is a great songwriter whose songs have been cut by Blake Shelton, Big and Rich, and others.
Conway Twitty died in 1993. Thereafter, his children and widow engaged in tumultuous litigation over assets of his estate.
It’s not over. The children (and their limited partnership) have sued Sony/ATV Music Publishing to rescind assignments of copyright renewal interests which were executed in 1990.
I remember seeing Conway tooling around Hendersonville, Tennessee in the early 1990′s in an AMC Pacer. He lived at Twitty City not far from Johnny Cash’s home. Both places are gone–Cash’s house burned to the ground and Twitty City is now Trinity City, a televangelist theatre operated by Paul and Jan Crouch.
Here is a copy of the children’s complaint filed in the Davidson County Chancery Court: 0699_001.pdf
..be sure to visit the Nashville Jazz Workshop. The NJW is an educational and performance facility that regularly has concerts in its performance hall, the Jazz Cave. One of Nashville’s best-kept secrets!!!!!
I am an intellectual property and entertainment attorney practicing in Nashville, Tennessee. Not surprisingly, this blog will focus on those areas–but a law degree is not required to extract something meaningful from my posts.
This blog will focus on recent decisions in copyright, trademark, and patent law and will attempt to distill them to simple and understandable principles. Of course, I will likely fail if the opinion issues from the 9th Circuit :).
I also will post off-topic ramblings about various legal and non-legal subjects. The good news is that none of these posts will be political or religious in nature. That assumes that Miles Davis, Maurice Ravel, Dexter Gordon, Robben Ford, Eva Cassidy, or Pat Metheny are not messengers of God. Of course, that assumption is rebuttable.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Christopher Hugan, Esq. is an entertainment and intellectual property attorney practicing in Nashville, Tennessee. His practice includes copyright law, trademarks, music transactions, and civil litigation. He can be reached at (615) 259-4685 or via
Mr. Hugan worked as a musician and recording engineer in Los Angeles and Nashville prior to attending law school. He received the 1985 Tommy Tedesco Studio Scholarship to Musician’s Institute (located in Hollywood, California) and graduated from there with honors. He is a voting member of the Recording Academy (Grammy). He received his undergraduate degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Kentucky.
Mr. Hugan is a member of the American Bar Association, Tennessee Bar Association, Nashville Bar Association, and the Tennessee Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts. He is a member of the advisory board for the Nashville Jazz Workshop.