Music Copyright and Publishing Final Exam Review Types of copyrights o Musical Work o Sound recording What does it take to become a music publisher? o Own the CR of musical composition (not sound recording) o Do not have to form company or register CR o Can be a person or entity Music publishing o Deals with rights and revenues associated with the musical composition o *4 major MP streams (on diagram) Terminology o Music publishers pay songwriters Not necessarily the artist o PROs pay music publishers and songwriters o Record companies pay: Recording artists Record royalties Music publishers Mechanical/EPD royalties Both revenue streams may be the same person or entity What does a music publisher do? o Administers rights in musical composition o *Chart again o Song plugging (answer will not be complete without mentioning) Trying to place musical composition in a place to generate revenue Licenses required in certain situations o Names of 2 licenses (sampling) Interpolation Master sample Mechanical license o What it does/not do o License rights to use audio only and distribute to the public o Not printing of lyrics, performance, audio/visual work, etc Because does not give any rights to use sound recording Explain requirement to obtain compulsory license for cover songs o 5 requirements (explain a little about each) o Only do the same thing as mechanical license Sampling o Legal term used in CR Act “Derivative work” Which is an exclusive right of original copyright owner 1
No compulsory license needed for sampling Distinction between 2 sampling licenses Re-recording of musical composition o Interpolation
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