Music Publishing

In the ever-changing digital era, rights management is a constant and important focus for commerce in the music business. This course will expand on copyright and revenue streams covered in Copyright Law - LAWW 2100. Students will explore in depth some of the more significant aspects of the publishing business. Topics include: copyright/intellectual property; acquisitions; songwriter contracts; co-publishing; performance, reproduction, and synchronization right licensing; foreign licensing; print, grand, and dramatic rights; licensing for commercial advertising; catalogue exploitation; marketing; international publishing; and licensing practices.