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Both the Lawyer's Manual and the Musician's one is the definitive guide to Music Copyright Law in the Digital Age.

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The Musician's Guide to Music Copyright Law

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!

The Music Copyright Manual

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 is the essential guide to Music Copyright Law in this digital age.

"I have an ownership interest in a recording studio and wanted to learn more about the business side of the music industry.  I expect to revisit these materials often and plan to change our business model based on lessons learned in Jim’s presentation."

Gary Miller, Tampa FL attorney

Rock N' Roll Law On Tour

Philly: The Stones CLE--The Essentials of Music Copyright Law with Ethics

We will cover everything you need to know about music copyright law in the morning session through The Stones' career with an hour of ethics based on The Beatles (with some Stones)

MN-PA-VA: The Essentials of Music Copyright Law with Ethics

Learn the basics of music copyright law (and more) with an hour of ethics. 

Des Moines: The Basics of Music Copyright Law with Ethics

We will cover everything you need to know about music copyright law in the morning session (just 200 minutes) with two hours of ethics in the afternoon session (100 minutes) based on The Beatles career. 

"I found this to be an excellently written, highly informative book. I recommend it to any attorney needing an in depth understanding of current copyright issues, but also to any musician who needs a better understanding of the business of music. As an attorney I know I will study this book most carefully."

David james trapp
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Get your Rock N' Roll Law CLE credits on your own time

If you are interested in taking one of our music copyright CLE courses, but are unable to attend a live event, you are in luck. In addition to live CLE courses, Rock N' Roll Law offers a number of on demand CLE options.

Use the button below to learn more about on demand Rock N' Roll Law CLE courses.

"I represent a recording studio and several artists and writers.  This CLE was right on par with the work I do.  It was both entertaining and informative!  Thank you."

Melanie D. Bingham, Baxter Springs, KS
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