Alexander Stewart, Ph.D.

Consultations and musicological analysis in potential copyright infringement matters. Typical services include: transcriptions, music comparisons, recording analysis (particularly when digital sampling is alleged), searches for prior art, examination of access issues, and other work. Experienced working for both plaintiffs and defendants.

Preliminary Evaluation

Many clients ask for a preliminary evaluation before receiving a formal report. This evaluation provides an overview of the matter according to three main criteria: 1) similarities and differences between the works, 2) originality of the passage(s) in question, and 3) significance of said passage(s) to the original composition or recording. A retainer usually suffices to cover this preliminary analysis. The amount of the retainer depends upon the complexity and length of the music in question.

Please call 802.310.2009 or 802.656.7766 or email for more information.