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Dr. Lawrence Ferrara Presents Lecture at Harvard Law School

Dr. Lawrence Ferrara, Professor of Music and Director Emeritus in the Department of Music and Performing Arts Professions, delivered an invited lecture at Harvard Law School on February 4th. Dr. Ferrara has presented a lecture at Harvard Law School each year since 2010 regarding the intersection of musicology and music copyright law. 

In addition to serving as Director Emeritus, Dr. Ferrara is currently on the full-time faculty in music theory and music history. He is an active music copyright consultant for record, music publishing, and motion picture companies, and individuals in the United States and abroad. Artists for whom he has provided musical analyses include Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, Alicia Keys, Bruno Mars, Jay Z, Kanye West, Eminem, Billy Joel, Gloria Estefan, Jimmy Page, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Nicki Minaj, The Weeknd, Dr. Dre, Prince, Bruce Springsteen, Mark Ronson, Madonna, Ed Sheeran, Dr. Luke, Janet Jackson, David Guetta, Sean Combs, Ludacris, Wiz Khalifa, Busta Rhymes, Mariah Carey, Britney Spears, Michael Jackson, Shakira, Trey Songz, Adam Young, Missy Elliott, 50 Cent, Timbaland, Wyclef Jean, James Brown, Pharrell Williams, Paul McCartney, Marc Anthony, Elton John, Hillary Duff, Notrious B.I.G., DMX, T. I., The Game, Common, Luther Vandross, Enrique Iglesias, Tom Petty, Tupac, Juanes, Fergie, Brad Paisley, Toby Keith, Mary J. Blige, Taylor Swift, Carrie Underwood, Carly Rae Jepsen, Don Henley, will.i.am, Usher, Drake, Alan Parsons, The-Dream, Jessie J, Charlie Puth, Justin Bieber, and Chris Brown as well as the groups Led Zeppelin, U2, The Black Eyed Peas, The Chainsmokers, N.W.A., 3 Doors Down, Nirvana, Beastie Boys, Paramore, The White Stripes, The Black Keys, Nickelback, Daft Punk, Lil' Jon & The East Side Boyz, N'Sync, Filter, LMFAO, Wu Tang Clan, Train, AC/DC, Dropkick Murphys, SWV, C & C Music Factory, Linkin Park, El Gran Combo, Motley Crue, The Ramones, War, and Green Day.