Faculty Profiles

Loren Mulraine

Loren Mulraine

Associate Professor of Law
B.A., University of Maryland, College Park; J.D., Howard University School of Law

Phone: (615) 460-8265

Email: loren.mulraine@belmont.edu

Loren Mulraine received his B.A. from the University of Maryland, College Park and his J.D. from Howard University School of Law.  While at Howard, Professor Mulraine was a merit scholar, earned the Dean’s Excellence Award in Government Contracts and served as lead articles editor of the Howard Law Journal. He began his legal career as a government contracts attorney with the Federal Aviation Administration in Washington, D.C. before relocating to Nashville to practice entertainment law. His legal clients have included Grammy, Dove and Stellar award winners, gold, platinum and multi-platinum selling artists, producers and songwriters, as well as filmmakers, independent labels and management companies.


 
Before joining the law faculty at Belmont, Professor Mulraine taught for 14 years at Middle Tennessee State University, most recently serving as the Chair of the Department of Recording Industry. He served two non-consecutive terms as interim Associate Dean of the College of Mass Communication at MTSU and has also taught at Oakwood University in Huntsville, Alabama. Professor Mulraine has significant experience as a songwriter and independent gospel artist with four solo recordings, several group projects, and session work which includes the Grammy award-winning Andrae’ Crouch project, Tribute: The Songs of Andrae’ Crouch.

 
Professor Mulraine is a member of The Recording Academy, Gospel Music Association, American Bar Association, National Bar Association, MEIEA, Leadership Music, Leadership Middle Tennessee, and the Black Entertainment and Sports Lawyers Association.
 
At Belmont, Professor Mulraine teaches Entertainment Law, Copyright Law, Intellectual Property, and related courses in the Entertainment and Music Business curriculum.
 
Research interests:  Intellectual Property; Entertainment Law; Law and Religion.
PUBLICATIONS


LOREN MULRAINE ET AL., THE COMMERCE OF MUSIC PUBLISHING (forthcoming 2013).

LOREN MULRAINE ET AL., EVERYTHING YOU’D BETTER KNOW ABOUT THE RECORD INDUSTRY (forthcoming 2d ed. 2013).

Doin’ the Math: Record Deals, Royalties & Production Deals, GOSPEL INDUSTRY TODAY (2004).

This Year‘s Goal: Excellence, GOSPEL INDUSTRY TODAY (2004).

Birthing A Record Company - Pt. 2., GOSPEL INDUSTRY TODAY (2003).

Birthing A Record Company - Pt. 1., GOSPEL INDUSTRY TODAY (2003).

Business Is Business!, GOSPEL INDUSTRY TODAY (2002).

The Business of Ministry - Pt. 3, GOSPEL INDUSTRY TODAY (2002).

The Business of Ministry - Pt. 2, GOSPEL INDUSTRY TODAY (2002).

The Business of Ministry - Pt. 1, GOSPEL INDUSTRY TODAY (2002).

The Law As A Career, GOSPEL INDUSTRY TODAY (2002).

The State of the Industry, GOSPEL INDUSTRY TODAY (2002).

The Business of Gospel Music, 11 TENNESSEE’S BUSINESS (2002).

The Value of Negotiation, GOSPEL INDUSTRY TODAY (2002).

Understanding Royalties, GOSPEL INDUSTRY TODAY (2002).

LOREN MULRAINE & HALLERIN HILTON HILL, THE COURSE: MASTERING THE MUSIC BUSINESS, VOL. 1: COPYRIGHT LAW (Wisdom House 2002).

Seven Rules for Negotiation, GOSPEL INDUSTRY TODAY (2001).

Transfer of Copyright & Termination of Transfer, GOSPEL INDUSTRY TODAY (2001).

The Foundation of A Copyright Infringement Case - Pt 2, GOSPEL INDUSTRY TODAY (2001).

The Foundation of A Copyright Infringement Case - Pt 1, GOSPEL INDUSTRY TODAY (2001).

Wake Up Call for Napster, GOSPEL INDUSTRY TODAY (2001).

Contracts…What‘s the Big Deal Anyway?, GOSPEL INDUSTRY TODAY (2001).

Major, Indie, Artist-Owned Label?, GOSPEL INDUSTRY TODAY (2001).

Protecting Your Trademark Or Service mark, GOSPEL INDUSTRY TODAY (2001).

The Jury‘s Still Out On Napster, GOSPEL INDUSTRY TODAY (2000).

Don‘t Sleep On Napster, GOSPEL INDUSTRY TODAY (2000).

Tips for Artists - Selecting An Attorney & Getting the Deal, GOSPEL INDUSTRY TODAY (2000).

From the Mailbag…Work for Hire, GOSPEL INDUSTRY TODAY (2000).

Digital Transmission…Can It Be Controlled?, GOSPEL INDUSTRY TODAY (2000).

Collaboration…Here We Go Again!, GOSPEL INDUSTRY TODAY (2000).

Licensing Music For Church Services, GOSPEL INDUSTRY TODAY (2000).

New Millennium Issues, GOSPEL INDUSTRY TODAY (2000).

Doin’ The Deal: Soundtracks and Compilations, GOSPEL INDUSTRY TODAY (2000).

Entrepreneurship Comes of Age, GOSPEL INDUSTRY TODAY (1999).

Another Look At the Mailbag, GOSPEL INDUSTRY TODAY (1999).

HEY! That‘s My Song!, GOSPEL INDUSTRY TODAY (1999).

Joint Authorship: Just What Is It?, GOSPEL INDUSTRY TODAY (1999).

Q&A Re: Independent Record Labels, GOSPEL INDUSTRY TODAY (1999).

Publishing Income From A Production Deal, GOSPEL INDUSTRY TODAY (1999).

Songs and Publishing Deals: Term Agreements - Pt 2, GOSPEL INDUSTRY TODAY (1999).

Songs and Publishing Deals: Term Agreements - Pt 1, GOSPEL INDUSTRY TODAY (1999).

Distribution - What Is It…How Do You Get It?, GOSPEL INDUSTRY TODAY (1999).

Producers/Producers‘ Royalties/ Production Deals, GOSPEL INDUSTRY TODAY (1999).

Royalty Statement - Part 2…Understanding Record Company Royalty Statements, GOSPEL INDUSTRY TODAY (1998).

Royalty Statements - Part 1, GOSPEL INDUSTRY TODAY (1998).

Some O‘ Dis & Dat…The Issue of Sampling, GOSPEL INDUSTRY TODAY (1997).

The Mail Bag…Songwriting - How to Handle Collaborations, GOSPEL INDUSTRY TODAY (1997).

The Mail Bag…., GOSPEL INDUSTRY TODAY (1997).

The Independent Revolution, GOSPEL INDUSTRY TODAY (1997).

Taking Care of Business, GOSPEL INDUSTRY TODAY (1996).

Know the Score with Music Attorneys, GOSPEL INDUSTRY TODAY (1996).

Choice of Corporate Form - Part 1, 3 GOSPEL INDUSTRY TODAY (1996).

To Sign Or Not To Sign…That Is The Question, 3 GOSPEL INDUSTRY TODAY (1996).

Mechanical Licenses/Statutory Royalties - Pt 2, 3 GOSPEL INDUSTRY TODAY (1995).

Mechanical Licenses/Statutory Royalties - Pt 1, 3 GOSPEL INDUSTRY TODAY (1995).

How Does This Thing Work?, 3 GOSPEL INDUSTRY TODAY (1995).

Professional Responsibility: The Imminent Peril of Neglecting a Legal Matter, 33 HOW. L.J. 411 (1991).