Contracts & Copyright: Contemporary Musician Income Streams

The Oxford Handbook of Music Law and Policy, Forthcoming

U of Colorado Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 20-32

18 Pages Posted: 30 Jun 2020 Last revised: 24 Jul 2020

Date Written: June 5, 2020

Abstract

Musicians typically earn revenues from two sources: copyright law and contract. The proportion of revenue derived from each of these sources varies from artist to artist, but an understanding of the general distribution of earnings from each source is useful when considering proposed legislative amendments. Through a series of qualitative interviews with working musicians, this chapter contributes to the ongoing conversation around copyright’s import to, and impact on, musician revenue at different career stages.

Keywords: copyright, contract, intellectual property, legislation, regulation, music, creativity, law and economics, statutory licensing, incentives

JEL Classification: C10, C40, K00, K10, K19, K39

Suggested Citation

García, Kristelia, Contracts & Copyright: Contemporary Musician Income Streams (June 5, 2020). The Oxford Handbook of Music Law and Policy, Forthcoming, U of Colorado Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 20-32, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3620401 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3620401

Kristelia García (Contact Author)

Georgetown University Law Center ( email )

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