Contracts & Copyright: Contemporary Musician Income Streams
The Oxford Handbook of Music Law and Policy, Forthcoming
18 Pages Posted: 30 Jun 2020 Last revised: 24 Jul 2020
Date Written: June 5, 2020
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
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