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  • Genre:LAW
  • SubGenre:Intellectual Property / Copyright
  • Language:English
  • Pages:280
  • eBook ISBN:9798350960525
  • Paperback ISBN:9798350960518

The Music Copyright Manual

The Definitive Guide to Music Copyright Law in the Digital Age

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 music licensing;  --Music copyright infringement cases... and so much more!  and so much more!
Learn the 10 Rules Every Artist or Band should know about music copyright law, the two copyrights in every song, the two worlds of music, and all the revenue streams that songs generate. The Music Copyright Manual (3d ed.) is the essential guide to Music Copyright Law in this digital age. The book is divided in four main sections. In section one, you will learn what is copyright and how to establish one, along with copyright duration and transfer, and what is music publishing. In section two, you will learn all the exclusive rights you get with a copyright and the money streams associated with those rights and how to take advantage of those. You will also learn the keys to joint authorship and what a work-for-hire is and how to retain full ownership of your songs. Section three covers the new realities of the digital music world, including the most recent right of digital audio transmission. You will learn about the revenue sources from music streaming, Youtube, and master recordings. In the final section, music copyright infringement is discussed. You will learn what a plaintiff must prove, defenses, damages, and how to avoid being sued for copyright infringement.
About the author
Jim Jesse has been an attorney since 1992, and has been a full-time Music Copyright Law presenter since 2013 as Rock n Roll Law. He is the former General Counsel for Cool Music Network (THECOOLTV), 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 copyright law through his seminars. Thousands of attorneys and musicians have taken his courses around the country and he has done his seminar in virtually every state. He is also a singer/songwriter who has released four full-length albums and runs his own record company. He is the author of The Music Copyright Law Manual (3d Ed.) and The Musician's Guide to Music Copyright Law (2d ed).