Dr. E. Michael Harrington.
Dr. E. Michael Harrington
Course Author and Professor
Dr. E. Michael Harrington is Course Author at Berklee and Berklee Online and has served as consultant and expert witness in hundreds of music copyright/IP matters involving The We Shall Overcome Foundation, Pharrell Williams, Robin Thicke, Taylor Swift, Dixie Chicks, Adele, Steven Spielberg, Steve Perry, Tupac, Lady Gaga, Deadmau5, Danger Mouse, Jib Jab, Adam Levine, Busta Rhymes, Samsung, HBO and others.
As expert witness, he is responsible for freeing the iconic civil rights anthem, “We Shall Overcome,” which the Library of Congress called, “the most powerful song of the 20th century” on January 26, 2018: nyti.ms/2Eiibuo
On August 30, 2016, his writings and interviews were cited as authorities in the “Brief of Amici Curiae, 212 Songwriters, Composers, Musicians, and Producers in Support of Appellants” in the “Blurred Lines” decision at the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit bit.ly/2FApIqI. He co-authored the Brief of Amicus Curiae Musicologists in Support of Williams & Thicke: bit.ly/2FAh6k0
He has been interviewed by media including New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Bloomberg Law, NPR, Bravo, CNN, BBC, CBC, The Guardian, ABC, NBC, CBS, Fox, the “Today Show,” Time, Huffington Post, Fortune, Salon and others, and lectured at Beverly Hills Bar, Texas Bar, Boston Bar, Minnesota Bar, Harvard Law, Harvard Business, ABA Webinar, GWU Law, Cardozo Law, BC Law, UNH Law, Vanderbilt Law, Penn State Law, William Mitchell Law, NYU, and more than 300 universities, festivals, conferences and organizations.
He created the Coursera/Berklee Copyright Law in the Music Business MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) which has attracted students from more than 100 countries: bit.ly/2zFPLfB. He also created the Berklee Online Graduate Music Business Law course bit.ly/2sifg03, and the Berklee Online Music Business Capstone course bit.ly/2HiHfDv
He has bicycled twice from Los Angeles to Nashville (2,500 miles) and once from Oregon to Nashville (3,400 miles). bit.ly/UyfCdd