Belmont Law Review

Volume 3, Issue 1 (2016) Symposium 2015: Entertainment Law and Music Business in Transition

Editor's Preface

The Belmont Law Review was officially established in 2012. The Law Review is the annually published student-managed, student-edited scholarly journal at Belmont University College of Law. In addition to publication, the Belmont Law Review hosts an annual symposium on a topic significantly impacting the legal community. This publication marks Belmont's third symposium, given in October 2015, Entertainment Law & Music Business in Transition.

The Belmont Law Review is committed to both engaging in and facilitating useful legal scholarship and discourse. To those ends, we are excited to have incorporated Perma links into this volume's webpage citations when available, and to include transcripts from two new events the Law Review hopes will become regular series: Judicial Perspectives and Modern Legal History.

The Law Review would like to express our gratitude to the excellent attorneys and professors who participated in our symposium, one of our events, or otherwise contributed their respective works for publication in this volume. It has been a pleasure to work with each of you, and we particularly appreciate your patience in addition to your contributions for this volume. We also wish to thank the faculty, staff, and administration of the College of Law for their vision and encouragement in the establishment and growth of this endeavor. We are particularly indebted to Professor Jeffery Usman, without whose tireless effort and wise guidance this volume would never have been published.



Symposium Panel: Bringing Blurred Lines Into Focus
Suzanne Kessler, Ramona Desalvo, and Sara Ellis


Judicial Perspective Panel 2015
Jeffrey S. Bivins and Holly Kirby


Modern Legal History 2015: The Road to Obergefell
Abby Rubenfeld and Regina Lambert

Kerry Dietz

Managing Editor
Heath Henley

Executive Articles Editor
Maggie Hearn

Executive Submissions Editor
Corey Wright

Executive Notes Editor
Matthew Bailey

Executive Symposium Editor
Addie Wilson

Executive Events Editor
Abigail Strader

Executive Development and Technology Editor
Jamie Starling

Articles Editors
Jordan Kennamer
Samantha Simpson
Craig Stewart

Submissions Editors
Parker Brown | Lauren Beth Louth

Notes Editors
Amber Addison | Shelby Dodson

Sarah Abbott | Zachary Barker
Cal Bowen | Kat Brock
Caralisa Connell | Matthew Freda
Sam Girwarnauth | Justin Hickerson
Kierstin Jodway | Ashleigh Karnell
Keith Maune | Hannah McCann
Amber Seymour | Nelson Suarez
Kimberly Walsh | Hannah Zeitlin

Faculty Advisor
Professor Jeffrey Usman