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Music Copyright  by Casey Rae

An Essential Guide for the Digital Age

Paperback; 155 pages

Today’s music marketplace is more complex than any previous era. It’s easy to feel paralyzed by the plethora of digital services and business models, to say nothing of corresponding revenue streams—all of which are established by copyright. In simple and easy-to-read language, Music Copyright: An Essential Guide for the Digital Age takes readers step-by-step through the world of music copyright, imparting tools to navigate this intricate system. Casey Rae demystifies the laws, business practices, and trends that enable—and sometimes frustrate—a rapidly evolving industry and empowers music creators, managers, and entrepreneurs to make informed decisions.

Learn about the exclusive rights attached to expressive works and how they correspond to different roles and royalties within the music marketplace. The book provides:

  • information on protecting and registering copyrights
  • an explanation of recent developments in the courts and Congress pertaining to music copyright law
  • valuable strategies for music licensing
  • information on how to sign up for royalty collection societies and an array of other useful organizations and services

Contents:  Getting Familiar With Music Copyright 1

A Brief History of Music Copyright 13

Digital Music and the Evolution of An Industry 23

Musical Works and Copyright Exclusives 37

Sound Recordings and Copyright Exclusivities  57

Copyright Enforcement Safe Harbors and Fair Use  67

Copyright Registration Metadata and Databases  89

Music Licensing  113

Final Thoughts  139

Appendix  145

Notes  149

About The Author


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