HARRIS MUSICOLOGY consults on music for broadcast. Since 1988, we've evaluated about 7,000 compositions, arrangements and recordings for plagiarism for over 1100 people at 350 companies to help them avoid or resolve litigation.

Many advertising agencies engage Harris Musicology on a constant basis as part of their policy to clear all music for broadcast. Other agencies depend on us to solve specific music infringement issues before airing a commercial.

Music, video and film production companies also come to us to clear their music, as do independent composers and producers. We work directly with major corporations and law firms as well.

For clients already involved in music infringement litigation, we provide consultation and, when appropriate, forensic musicological analyses, reports and testimony that are thorough, clear and persuasive in a court of law. We are particularly good at quickly terminating frivolous claims of infringement.

We also research compositions for copyright and other information, and can find existing, often public domain, music for your project, according to your criteria.

Matthew Harris, head of Harris Musicology, has worked as a music editor at publishing houses such as Carl Fisher, Inc. and as a professor of music at Fordham University and Kingsborough College, CUNY. He studied composition at Harvard University, New England Conservatory and The Juilliard School, where he received his doctorate. He has been featured on NPR's On the Media and in Slate Magazine for his work in forensic musicology.