Congratulations to Megan Washington!

July 2, 2015 | Darren Sanicki

Congratulations and well wishes to Megan Washington, one of Paul O’Gorman’s clients. Megan announced that she will be supporting Elton John in The Hunter Valley when he tours in December. Very humbled to announce that I'll be opening for Elton John in the Hunter Valley on December 5. Insert photo… http://t.co/CBu7QsQpU3 — Megan Washington (@WASHINGTONx)…

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Paul O’Gorman joins GI & Sanicki Lawyers!

July 1, 2015 | Darren Sanicki

Darren Sanicki and Paul O’Gorman are excited to announce the merger of their law firms GI & Sanicki Lawyers and Paul O’Gorman Entertainment Lawyers in what is probably a first for the Entertainment Industry in this country.   Darren and Paul, through their respective firms, have each carved their own niche in the music and…

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Melbourne design duo ripped off by Target

June 30, 2015 | Darren Sanicki

In a recent interview for the ABC’s 7.30, Pat McGrath spoke to Peaches and Keen, a small design company that claim Target used their designs without authority. Pat McGrath reports, “In February this year, the design duo Peaches and Keen discovered an almost exact copy of one of their artworks reproduced on fabric used for…

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ASCRIBE: Exciting News for Copyright Owners Online

June 29, 2015 | Darren Sanicki

ASCRIBE has struck the perfect balance for copyright owners. Via ASCRIBE, authors of creative works can upload photos onto the bitcoin blockchain to be seen, shared, bought and sold by users but never duplicated. Once uploaded, it creates a “digital certificate,” which can be used by creators to licence and transfer works. Creator’s can also…

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Facebook’s New App Raises Concerns For Users’ Privacy

June 24, 2015 | Darren Sanicki

Facebook is rolling in another app that has Consumer Watchdogs around the globe concerned for its invasion into users’ personal information. The app, “moments”, is undoubtedly useful as it collects and organises photos based on where you’ve been, and who you’re with using facial recognition software on the photos on your phone. What has the…

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Dallas Buyers Club Letter to Pirates

June 23, 2015 | Darren Sanicki

The draft letter to be sent to pirates of Dallas Buyers Club has surfaced online (contents here). For those interested, we recommend this article for The Conversation by David Glance. In considering the defences against the proposed letter, Glance says: “Justice Nye Perram still has to decide whether the letters can be sent in their current form. Given that…

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Apple Music’s Swift Response

June 22, 2015 | Darren Sanicki

In a recent Tumblr post, Taylor Swift penned an open-letter explaining her decision to withhold her latest album 1989 from Apple’s upcoming streaming service, Apple Music. Ms Swift criticised Apple’s plan not to pay the music rights holders during the free three-month trial, as “shocking” and “disappointing”. The tech giant quickly backed down, saying that it would pay artists and…

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Holy Holy Unveil Trailer for Debut Album

June 11, 2015 | Darren Sanicki

Holy Holy’s debut album When The Storms Would Come is due out July 17, available for pre-order now. Enjoy the trailer below! For more, check out The Music‘s review or visit the band’s website.

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Asta Binnie signs major record deal

June 3, 2015 | Darren Sanicki

Congratulations to our client Asta Binnie! Asta is a rising star on the brink of international success after signing a deal with Warner Music. Asta is currently touring with her Dynamite collaborator Allday, checkout the single below. For more, check out articles here and here.

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Anja Nissen – Anyone Who Had a Heart

June 2, 2015 | Darren Sanicki

Congratulations to our client Anja Nissen! Nissen’s cover of “Anyone Who Had a Heart” is her highest charting single, and has featured in the current promos for season 2 of Love Child. Nissen hopes her full album will be released next year. For more, check out articles here and here.

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