Brian McBrearty on Forensic Musicology

In this episode, Brian McBreary, a forensic musicologist, explains what forensic musicologists do and how they analyze music. He describes how he became a forensic musicologist and the process by which forensic musicologists approach the analysis of songs as expert witnesses in copyright infringement litigation. And he specifically reflects on recent copyright infringement cases involving Marvin Gaye songs. McBrearty hosts the website Musicologize and is on Twitter at @brianmcbrearty.

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