In the wake of copyright cases like "Blurred Lines", these are highly cautious and litigious times in which the professional services of a Forensic Musicologist are essential to avoid lawsuits that can cost agencies, musicians, and companies millions of dollars.
Johnson and Johnson, LLP Law Firm (Beverly Hills, CA)
I produced a detailed musicological report concerning a global Billboard hit. The case has been filed as a federal lawsuit.
Heninger Garrison Davis, LLC Law Firm(Birmingham, AL)
My in-depth expert opinion on music used in a Fortune Top 5 corporation's TV commercial.
Billionaire Burke (NYC)
Assessment of alleged infringement in rap music.
I offer a unique set of assets:
My educational background in Music Theory (BA, MA, and PhD) gives me a systematic way to compare melodies, rhythms, and chords (I have published on the subject in academic journals: see here and here).
I have over a decade of experience teaching & communicating music theory concepts to students of all ages, including many who lack formal training and can't read music.
I'm professionally involved in the music industry as a producer, engineer, and songwriter.
My forensic musicology services include:
An expert opinion letter using in-depth technical analysis to confirm or refute whether two pieces of music are substantially similar (potential for copyright infringement). This is preemptive coverage that will save you a lot of money in the long run, avoiding going to trial and being hit with lawsuits.
Systematically comparing temp tracks or scores in film, TV, and advertising to the new version.