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The Essentials of Music Copyright Law in One Hour

Learn the basics of music copyright law in just an hour.

KS-MO-RI: The Essentials of Music Copyright Law with Ethics

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

Stones CLE: The Essentials of Music Copyright Law with Ethics Webinar (AZ, IL, NH, UT, VT)

We will cover everything you need to know about music copyright law with an hour of ethics, all based on The Stones career. 

The Essentials of Music Copyright Law with Ethics (AZ, IL, NH, UT, VT)

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

The Top 10 Music Copyright Cases of All-Time with Ethics (KS-MO-RI)

Learn the law and stories behind the most famous music copyright cases of all-time with an hour of ethics. 

The Top 10 Music Copyright Cases of All-Time with Ethics (AZ, IL, NH, UT, VT)

Learn the law and stories behind the most famous music copyright cases of all-time with an hour of ethics. 

The Essentials of Music Copyright Law for Musicians

Learn everything you need to know about how to protect and monetize your music. 

FL: The Top 10 Music Copyright Cases of All-Time with Ethics

Learn the law and stories behind the most famous music copyright cases of all-time with an hour of ethics. 

FL Webinar: The Essentials of Music Copyright Law with Ethics

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

GA-TX: The Ethical Issues in Representing a Band with The Beatles as a Csse Study

Learn the specific problems of representing an organization as a client with The Beatles' final years as a case study.

GA-TX: The Top 10 Music Copyright Cases of All-Time

Learn the law and stories behind the most famous music copyright cases of all-time with an hour of ethics. 

GA: The Essentials of Music Copyright Law with Ethics Webinar

We will cover everything you need to know about music copyright law with an hour of ethics, all based on The Stones career. 

GA-MT-TX Webinar: The Essentials of Music Copyright Law with Ethics

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

NC-SC Webinar: The Essentials of Music Copyright Law with Ethics Copy

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

CALI Webinar: The Essentials of Music Copyright Law with Ethics

Learn the basics of music copyright law (and more) with an hour of ethics. APPROVED FOR 3 hours of CA CLE, inc. 1 hour of ethics. 

CO-OK-WI Webinar: The Essentials of Music Copyright Law with Ethics

Learn the basics of music copyright law (and more) with an hour of ethics. For the states of CO, OK, and WI

Multi-State Webinar: The Essentials of Music Copyright Law with Ethics

Learn the basics of music copyright law (and more) with an hour of ethics. For the states of AL, CT, DE, IA, LA, NE, NM, NV, OH, OR, TN, and WA

NY-NJ: The Essentials of Music Copyright Law with Ethics

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

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Rock N' Roll Law Course Descriptions

Interested in learning more about music copyright law? Rock N' Roll Law offers a number of CLE courses that cover the basics of music copyright law, ethics and cutting edge issues affecting musical artists today.

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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 (2nd Ed)

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 second edition is 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.

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