With behind-the-scenes anecdotes from the halls of power, real-world case studies and tips from successful industry players, Music Copyright: An Essential Guide for the Digital Age equips readers with the tools they need to navigate the complex world of music copyright. Covering such topics as music publishing, placements, performance rights, neighboring rights, and the global environment for music licensing, this book is essential to any music enterprise.
Music industry insider Casey Rae inspires confidence in setting and achieving goals in a highly competitive marketplace through tips, strategies, and implementable work plans that make setting and achieving copyright goals achievable right out of the gate. With powerful insights from all corners of the industry, Music Copyright demonstrates how creator, technology and fan communities can work together to support a healthier music ecosystem that generates value for creators, businesses and fans.
Casey Rae is a music industry executive, musician, and cultural policy expert with a background in copyright and the evolving digital marketplace. He currently serves as director of music licensing for SiriusXM satellite radio, a service with more than 30 million listeners in the United States. Rae spent a decade advancing the musician cause in the halls of power as the CEO of the Future of Music Coalition.
Chapter One: Getting Familiar with Music Copyright
Chapter Two: A Brief History of Music Copyright
Chapter Three: Digital Music and the Evolution of an Industry
Chapter Four: Musical Works and Copyright Exclusivities
Chapter Five: Sound Recordings and Copyright Exclusivities
Chapter Six: Copyright Enforcement, Safe Harbors, and Fair Use
Chapter Seven: Copyright Registration, Metadata, and Databases
Chapter Eight: Music Licensing: PROs, Publishing Administration, Synchronizations, and More
Final Thoughts: Music Copyright and the Big Picture
About the Author