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  • Genre:LAW
  • SubGenre:Intellectual Property / Copyright
  • Language:English
  • Pages:286
  • Paperback ISBN:9781098342944

The Music Copyright Manual

The Definitive Guide to Music Copyright Law in the Digital Age

by Jim Jesse

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The Music Copyright Manual (2nd 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.
The Music Copyright Manual Second Edition is out now. All new, revised, better organized, and updated, including: —expanded section on copyright infringement; —new copyright cases involving Katy Perry, Madonna, and an update on the Led Zeppelin "Stairway to Heaven" case; —new section on The Music Modernization Act and new cases on music copyright issues; —new sections on live streaming, using beats, and streaming rates —updates on when you can sue for infringement, limitations on registrations, and more
About the author
Jim Jesse has been an attorney since 1992, 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 seminars. Thousands of attorneys have taken his courses around the country both in-person and through his webinars. See RockinRollLaw.com. He is also a singer/songwriter who has released three albums over the years. 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, and has more than 200 songs he has never released. He has studied music history for years. He is also the author of The Music Copyright Law Manual and The Musician's Guide to Music Copyright Law. Mr. Jesse consults and practices in areas regarding intellectual property, licensing and music law.