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MEDIA ADVISORY: Vanderbilt students to offer music piracy solutions on Dec. 2

Dec. 1, 2008, 11:06 AM

First-year students in the "Stealing in Music City" seminar at Vanderbilt University must devise a workable system for distributing music that delivers content for a reasonable price and allows songwriters, artists and other stakeholders to get paid.

Three teams will present their proposals for a fair model of music distribution to compensate artists, consumers and labels on Tuesday, Dec. 2.

Prior to developing their proposals, the students learned about the finer aspects of copyright and intellectual property law, and heard from a wealth of experts, including singers, songwriters, lawyers and label executives drawn from Nashville’s famed Music Row.

WHAT: Vanderbilt students proposing three solutions to the issue of music distribution and music piracy.

WHERE: In the Tower Conference Room 233 at the Commons Center located on the Vanderbilt campus.

WHEN: The proposals will take place on Tuesday, Dec. 2, from 3-4 p.m.

Video of the proposals will be archived online after the class at

Media Contact: Missy Pankake (615) 322-2706