Conduct comparisons of musical compositions, taking into account melody, melodic patterns, harmony, harmonic sequences, rhythm, lyrics and other constituent parts, usually to assess degree of similarity. Preparation of expert in-depth analysis and reports assessing degree and particulars of similarity of different works, for use in litigation or in making business decisions.
Experience in searching for Prior Art similar to the work in question, often in conjunction with a network of specialists in different musical genres, and taking advantage of various existing musical databases. Expert critique and analysis of alleged examples of Prior Art cited by adversaries in litigation.
Years of experience in various aspects of the music industry, including marketing, publishing, sales and live performance, as well as in music journalism and composition (both of individual songs and for film and television), provide a broad experiential basis for assessing factors contributing to valuation of works, and assessment of Damages in litigation.
Experience as both a retained witness as well as a percipient witness, providing Expert Testimony on Musicology matters. Additional witness experience in breach of contract and trademark infringement cases.
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