MUSIC EXPERT WITNESSES

Expert Witness: E-055305
This expert is a world renowned figure in digital audio and computer music, with over 40 technical publications and four patents to his credit. The former chief technical officer at Lucasfilm Droid Works, he won both an Emmy Award for Technical Achievement and the Audio Engineering Society's lifetime achievement award. He holds a PhD in Computer Science from Stanford University, as well as undergraduate degrees in Applied Mathematics and Electrical Engineering from MIT.
Expert Witness: E-049494
This performing artist and scholar of twentieth century American culture served among the first curators of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio. He earned his BA in Sociology and Fine Arts from Montclair State University and completed a doctoral degree focused on American Folklore and Ethnomusicology at Indiana University. He has served as a faculty member in the American Studies departments of Penn College, Indiana University, and Radford University, while ...
Expert Witness: E-294585
This highly qualified, seasoned stone professional has over 30 years of experience in the stone industry. His skills include geology and stone identification, material sourcing, handling and transporting of fabricated stone, international business, OSHA compliance, business administration and management, as stone forensics. He received his BA from Syracuse University and is an accredited fabricator by the National Stone Institute. He is a member of the National Stone ...
Expert Witness: E-184983
This highly qualified expert has over 12 years of experience in dentistry and 8 in endodontics. He graduated from Duke University with a BA and graduated with a DDS from the University of Maryland, Baltimore. The expert is certified in endodontics from the University of Maryland, Baltimore, and is a member of several organizations, including the American Association of Endodontists, American Dental Association, Virginia Dental Association, Northern Virginia Dental ...
Expert Witness: E-076440
This highly-qualified expert has her Masters, PhD and postdoctoral training in the area of environmental toxicology. She continues to work in this area, focusing primarily on the long term effects following exposures to halogenated hydrocarbons. In addition, her research activities involve the study of drug metabolism and nuclear hormone receptors. Her teaching activities (to dental, medical, graduate and undergraduate students), encompass the disciplines of toxicology ...
Expert Witness: E-009750
This audio device expert began his career as a professional musician, studying at the Boston Conservatory of Music. He thereafter earned a BS in Electrical Engineering from Northeastern University and later pursued a doctorate in the field at Lehigh University. He is a licensed Professional Engineer and member of the IEEE, National Academy of Forensic Engineers (NAFE) and Audio Engineering Society (AES). As the author of industry patents and an active member of the ...

MUSIC EXPERT WITNESS CASE STUDIES

Music Producer Allegedly Plagiarizes Rising Artist’s Song MUSIC Expert Case

…  an intellectual property dispute between an upcoming musician and an established producer. The producer allegedly lifted portions of an original song written by the musician and included them in another artist’s song without the musician’s …

Karaoke Compact Disc Infringes Song Copyrights MUSIC Expert Case

Karaoke Compact Disc Infringes Song Copyrights

…  a record company that owned the copyrights to seven musical compositions by a popular rock group. The record company had never …  infringed its copyrights in the songs. An expert in the music and pop culture industry and audio forensics/audio engineering was sought …

Recording Contract Gives Singer Royalty Rights for Synchronization MUSIC Expert Case

…  singer went on to sell over 1 million records and top the music industry charts. After the two divorced in the early 1970’s, the …  capitalize on the continuing popularity of the singer’s music. The producer began licensing master recordings of the singer to be used …

Pop Singer Infringes on Copyrighted R&B Song MUSIC Expert Case

Pop Singer Infringes on Copyrighted R&B Song

…  song and it became a very successful hit on the pop music charts. When they were writing the song, the pop singer remarked to his …  elements that were similar to the 1960’s song, including musical pitch, lyrics, and instrumentation. The singer had grown up listening …

Celebrity Sues Website for Posting Private Sex Tape MUSIC Expert Case

Celebrity Sues Website for Posting Private Sex Tape

…  pop culture and journalism case involves a musician who sued a website service. The celebrity was an internationally known musician, with multiple tours and television appearances. Three years prior to the musician filing suit, he had sexual intercourse with his friend’s wife. …