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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 2212. 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.