Are you interested in how the music industry operates? Do you wish you had a more thorough understanding of copyright law and its application and enforcement in music publishing? And how does a song go from a writer's creation to a digital product on sale for $.99? Get answers to these questions and more at this fast-paced seminar that looks at the inside workings of the music industry. Register today!
Gain an inside look into the complicated and mostly hidden music industry.
Review how to draft concise artist/label contracts that define royalty provisions both parties agree upon.
Utilize alternative forms of media that are advantageous for a client's business.
Understand the pros and cons of 360 deals, the newest development in music production.
Know the specific contracts and agreements that must be signed to prevent litigation and copyright infringement claims.
Review the basics of copyright law and its application to the entertainment industry, which has some of the most complex uses and requirements.
Legal Scope: Music Copyrights 9:00 - 10:00, Gregory P. Eveline, Edgar D. Gankendorff, Ashley M. Keaton, Suzette Toledano and Justin A. Zitler
Sound Recording (SR), Exclusive Federal Jurisdiction
Musical Composition (PA), Exclusive Federal Jurisdiction
Concurrent State/Federal Jurisdiction Under Lanham Act and State Law
Stage Names (Sobriquets), Nightclubs, Theaters, Live Acts
Visual Component (Logos)
Recorded Music 10:15 - 11:15, Gregory P. Eveline, Edgar D. Gankendorff, Ashley M. Keaton, Suzette Toledano and Justin A. Zitler
The Artist/Label Contract Relationship
Cross-Collateralization Between Successive Album Releases
Master Use Licenses on MFN Basis With Synch Licenses
Importance of Controlled Composition Clause
Compulsory Mechanical Licenses (and Stat Rate Negotiations)
The Artist/Recording Studio Relationship
Label Advances Against Studio Costs
Advantages of Independent Production and Packaging
Overlap With Visual Arts: Liner Notes, Cover Art, Trade Dress Law
Music Publishing 11:15 - 12:15, Gregory P. Eveline, Edgar D. Gankendorff, Ashley M. Keaton, Suzette Toledano and Justin A. Zitler
The Songwriter/Music Publisher Contract Relationship
Composer (Songwriter) Agreements With Music Publisher
Co-Pub and Admin Deals
Worldwide Rights and Territorial Sub-Publishing
Songwriter's Valuation of Publishing Rights to Publisher: NPS (3-5 year Average Net Publisher Share) Times Multiple
Revenue Streams for the Pa Copyright
Mechanical Royalties on Unit Record Sales
Audio-Visual Synchronization (Synch) License
Broadcast Royalties (ASCAP<BMI<SESAC)
Folio or Songbooks
Grand Performance Rights (Broadway, Feature Film)
New and Alternative Media Usages (for Both Featured Artist and Songwriter/Publisher)
Traditional Distribution of Cds
Renewed Value of the Single and the Three-Track Sampler
Ringtones, IPod Model, Other New Media Usage Business Model
Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) Broadcast Royalties for SP Copyrights in New Media
Licenses: Provisions Needed for Solid Agreements 1:15 - 2:00, Gregory P. Eveline, Edgar D. Gankendorff, Ashley M. Keaton, Suzette Toledano and Justin A. Zitler
360 Deals: Cost/Benefit of the "All-In-One" Package Deal 2:00 - 2:40, Gregory P. Eveline, Edgar D. Gankendorff, Ashley M. Keaton, Suzette Toledano and Justin A. Zitler
Touring and Marketing
Representing Artists 2:55 - 3:30, Gregory P. Eveline, Edgar D. Gankendorff, Ashley M. Keaton, Suzette Toledano and Justin A. Zitler
Ethics of Film and Music 3:30 - 4:30, Renee F. Smith