The Musician's Guide to Music Copyright Law: The Definitive Resource for Musicians to Music Copyright Law

The Musician's Guide to Music Copyright Law: The Definitive Resource for Musicians to Music Copyright Law

by Jim Jesse

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In this book you will learn: The 10 rules every artist should know; What is a copyright and how to get one; Why it is important to register your copyrights; The two copyrights in every song; What is music publishing; The exclusive rights you get with every copyright ; All the revenue streams songs generate; A checklist for new releases; The digital revolution and the new model of streaming; Joint authorship, works-made-for-hire, and more music licensing ; Music copyright infringement cases... and so much more!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781543960990
Publisher: BookBaby
Publication date: 02/01/2019
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 204
Sales rank: 707,854
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Jim Jesse has been an attorney for more than 25 years, and has been a full-time Music Law presenter since 2013. He is the former General Counsel for Cool Music Network (THE COOL TV), which is a 24-hour-a-day music video television network. Previously, he was in private practice. He has founded Rock N Roll Law, and his passion is spreading music law through his books and seminars. Thousands have taken his courses. He is also a singer/songwriter who has released three albums. Mr. Jesse is a member of BMI and has run his own record label distributing his music. He has written songs for more than 30 years. He has studied music history for years. He is also the author of The Music Copyright Law Manual

Table of Contents

Section 1 Introduction to Music Copyright Principles 1

Chapter 1 A "Bittersweet" Story or "Why It's Important to Know About This Stuff" 3

Chapter 2 A Band or Artist is a Business 5

Chapter 3 Origins of Copyright Law, Duration and Public Domain 9

Chapter 4 What is a Copyright and What Can be Copyrighted 12

Chapter 5 The Two Copyrights in Every Song 18

Chapter 6 How to Establish and Register a Copyright 26

Chapter 7 Music Publishers and Transfers of a Copyright 34

Section 2 The Exclusive Rights You Get with a Copyright 43

Chapter 8 An Overview of the Exclusive Rights 45

Chapter 9 The Right of Reproduction 48

Chapter 10 The Right of Distribution 56

Chapter 11 The Right to Publicly Perform the Composition 63

Chapter 12 Terrestrial Radio 76

Chapter 13 Synchronization Licensing 80

Chapter 14 The Right to Prepare Derivative Works 87

Chapter 15 The Right to Public Display 97

Chapter 16 Joint Authorship 101

Chapter 17 Works Made for Hire and Termination Rights 109

Chapter 18 Wrapping Up the Exclusive Rights 117

Section 3 Music Copyright Law in the Digital Age 119

Chapter 19 The Right to Publicly Perform the Master 121

Chapter 20 SoundExchange 130

Chapter 21 YouTube 138

Chapter 22 Wrapping Up the New Music Paradigm 151

Section 4 Copyright Infringement Cases 169

Chapter 23 Copyright Infringement Cases 171

Chapter 24 Famous Copyright Cases 182

Chapter 25 How Songs Are Built and Why Songs Sound Alike 190

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