The Changing Face and Sound of Music

Bench and Bar of Minnesota - Minnesota State Bar Association, January 2013

6 Pages Posted: 4 Feb 2013

Date Written: January 15, 2013

Abstract

This article is about music and how the traditional music business format and delivery is being replaced primarily by downloading, subscriptions and webcasting. It sets out how revenue is generated from music licensing and from what sources. The purpose of this article is to provide a starting point for general practitioners, songwriters, recording artists, entertainment attorneys and intellectual property lawyers to recognize the deal points to effectuate and consummate the best interest of their clients.

This article should be read in conjunction with Thou Shalt Not Steal: A Primer on Music Licensing and Music Publishing:What the Songwriter and Practitioner Need to Know, written by this author and available here: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1830269.

This article also includes a bevy of Websites covering Music Licensing, Posting and Blogging.

Keywords: Music Licensing, Music Income, Music Publishing, Music Subscriptions

Suggested Citation

Johnson, James A., The Changing Face and Sound of Music (January 15, 2013). Bench and Bar of Minnesota - Minnesota State Bar Association, January 2013. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2211556

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