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The Pitfalls of Digital Music Sampling and the Future of the Music Industry Featured in Los Angeles Lawyer Magazine

September issue of Los Angeles Lawyer magazine cover feature explores recent legal developments digital music sampling

Los Angeles, California (PR WEB) August 28, 2005 -- In Los Angeles Lawyer magazine, September 2005 cover feature story "Sample This!" attorney, Astride Howell, talks about the changes in legal standards for digital sampling of music and what it means for the future of the music industry.

In the article, Astride Howell dispels the famed 30 second rule of borrowing hit songs, expands on the new trend of mashingmixing two or more records together to make completely new song, and clearly sets out the legal benchmarks for those wishing to undertake sampling in the future.

The article is a must read for lawyers, producers, and artists alike. "[Astride] Howells article is informative and easily digestible. Her knowledge of this very complex and ever-evolving subject is unrivaled and this very well makes her an expert is this growing field of law," says Ryan Ford, Senior West Coast Editor of the hip-hop bible, The Source magazine.

The complete article will be published in the September issue of Los Angeles Lawyer magazine, the official magazine of the Los Angeles County Bar Association. Astride Howell is a principal of the Law Offices of Astride Howell, a Santa Monica boutique firm specializing in entertainment and business transactions.

For additional information on the Sample This! visit www.astridehowell.com or http://www.lacba.org/

About Astride Howell:

Astride Howell is an attorney at The Law Offices of Astride Howell and who excels in advising clients with complex new media transactions in entertainment and fashion. Ms. Howell received her J.D. degree from the USC Law School. She is admitted to practice law in the State of California and is a member of the Los Angeles County Bar Associations Entertainment Law and Real Property Sections and the American Bar Association.

About Law Offices of Astride Howell (LOAH)

Founded in 2003 by its principal, LOAH is a boutique entertainment firm that provides professional representation in music, film, television, fashion, corporate, and general business transactions. With experienced transactional attorneys who think outside the box, the firm represents many diverse clients, both in California and nationally. For additional information, please visit www.astridehowell.com

Communications Director
Law Offices of Astride Howell

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