$79.99
Music Publishing: The Complete Guide
By Steve Winogradsky
Item: 00-41088
UPC: 038081461373
ISBN 10: 0739096877
ISBN 13: 9780739096871
PRICE: $79.99
Category: Textbook - General
Format: Book
Written by an attorney with over 30 years of experience in the music industry, Music Publishing: The Complete Guide is the definitive manual on music copyright. Whereas many books on the subject are aimed at artists and songwriters, this book will serve as a thorough guide for industry pros, lawyers, and music business and law students.

Subjects covered include copyright; performing rights organizations; mechanical, synchronization, and print licensing; songwriter and composer agreements; publishing administration and foreign sub-publishing; production music libraries; pitching and placement companies; sampling; and much more. The discussion also delves into historical perspective and current trends and revenue opportunities in the evolving digital marketplace. Easy-to-read narratives explain the key points for all of these types of deals.

There are many sample agreements included in the book, all annotated in simple terms that explain the often complex contract language. There are also links to copyright and publishing resources, listings of foreign performance and mechanical societies, and anecdotes and case studies from real world incidents. If you're looking for a thorough grounding and go-to reference book on music copyright, not just a quick crash course, your search is over.

"Steve's Music Publishing text is fantastic. It is personal, practical, and even includes excellent real world case studies. Furthermore, the helpful agreement annotations and comments are a most excellent resource for breaking down agreement language and terms for the reader. His knowledge, experience, and sense of humor make this the best music publishing text I've read. I will be using Steve's book as the official text for our Music Publishing course at The University of Colorado Denver's Music Industry Program. All those interested in learning more about music publishing or having a sharp reference text should get this book!"---Benom Plumb, Assistant Professor, Music & Entertainment Industry Studies, University of Colorado Denver

"Filled with examples of real-life situations that mirror what industry professionals face every day, [the book is] also very down-to-earth as written and not rife with legalese as might be expected for a book on this subject . . . Winogradsky has poured 30 years of experience into this book. It shows, and it will be appreciated by both students and professionals."---John Burlingame, The Film Music Society
TITLE COMPOSER
Television Synchronization and Performance License (with Options)
A Brief History of Digital Delivery
Administration Agreements
Foreign Sub-Publishing Agreements
How Foreign Royalty Streams Are Paid and Distributed
Music Created for Television and Film
Chapter 3: Mechanical Licensing for Audio-Only Product
A Brief History of Phonorecords
The Compulsory License
Negotiated Licenses
Why Would a Songwriter Enter into These Agreements?
Record Companies vs. Publishers
Case Study #4
Case Study #3
Exercising the Options
Apps
Introduction
Chapter 1: Copyright Basics
Introduction
The History of Copyright
Copyright Ownership
Exclusivity of Services
Minimum Delivery Commitment
Extension of Contract Periods
Online Video Services
Audio Greeting Cards
Micro Licensing
Digital Rights Agreements
The Copyright Act
Term of Copyright
Termination and Recapturing of Copyright
Performing Rights License Rates
SESAC
BMI
Split Sheets
Case Study #1
Songwriting and Band Politics
Controlled Composition Clause
The Harry Fox Agency License
Mechanical License (I)
Short Form Composer Agreement
Composer Licensing Agreement
Long Form Composer Loanout Agreement
Chapter 9: Pitching and Placement Agreements
Mechanical License (II) Royalties Reduced Due to Controlled Compositions Clause
Foreign Performance Royalties
Chapter 7: Publishing Administration
Licensing for Commercials
Music Library Blanket License Agreement
Digital Phonorecord Delivery (DPDs)
The Controlled Composition Clause
The Harry Fox Agency
How HFA Works
Publishing Administration Agreement
Chapter 8: Composer Agreements
Basic Terms
Warranties and Indemnification
Case Study #3
Writer Approvals for Commercials
Collecting Public Performance Royalties
Common Music Licensing Problems
Chapter 11: Sampling
Case Study #1
Case Study #2
Blanket vs. Per Program Licenses
Songwriter/Co-Publishing Agreement
Appendix C: List of Foreign Performing and Mechanical Rights Societies
The Quotation Process
Library Composer Agreements
Other Services and Licenses
Common Misconceptions in Composer Agreements
Are You In or Out?
Basic Registration Process
Reversion of Unexploited Compositions
The Future of Digital Delivery
Storage vs. Access
Survival Strategies
Chapter 2: Public Performing Rights Organizations: Inside the PROs--What They Do and How They Do It
Copyright Law Basics for Public Performance
Historical Perspective
How to Join a PRO
Warranty of Originality
Indemnity
Approvals Over Exploitation
Ownership Splits--New Composition
Case Study #1
Songwriter's Contract--Individual Composition
Royalty Rates for the Use of Musical Works in Services Providing Interactive Streaming and Limited Downloads
Publishing Agreement
Assignment of Copyrights
Letter of Direction
Registering Songs
Monitoring the Uses of Music
Case Study #2
Case Study #3
Summary Sheet of 2012 Section 115 CRB Settlement
Electronic Code of Federal Regulations
Appendix A: Excerpts of the Copyright Act of 1976
Appendix B: Internet Copyright and Publishing Resources
Chapter 4: Synchronization Licensing for Audio-Visual Productions
Introduction
Assignment of Rights
Term of Services
ASCAP
Copyright Infringement
Accountings
Damages for Infringement
Exceptions to the Exclusive Rights of Copyright Owners
Benefits of Registration
Advances
Foreign Sub-Publishing Fees
Retention of Rights
Recent Negotiated Settlements and Digital Rates Under Section 115
Calculating Rates under the 2008 Settlement
The 2012 Settlement
Source Licensing or Direct Licensing
Non-Broadcast Uses
Electronic Detection Methods
Performing Rights and the Internet
Letter of Direction to ASCAP
Letter of Direction to BMI
Work for Hire Clauses
Delivery Commitment/Extension Clause
Glossary
Index
About the Author
What Does a Placement Company Do?
The Placement Agreement
Benefits to the Artist
Case Study #1
Copyright Law Basics for Sync Licensing
Identifying the Owners
Motion Picture Licensing
Licensing for Television
Licensing Terms for Television Programs
Licensing for Home Video
Re-titling Agreements
Library Licensing Agreements
Non-Exclusive Library Placement Agreement
Representation and Administration Agreement
Case Study #5
Music Cue Sheet
Motion Picture Synchronization and Performing Rights License--Producer's Version
Motion Picture Synchronization and Performing Rights License--Film Festivals (with Step Deals for Further Rights) Publisher's Version
Sampling Co-Administration Agreement
Chapter 12: Digital Media--Part 1
Digital Delivery: Streaming and Downloading
The Illegal Downloading of Music
Legal Online Music Download Services
Conflicts Within the Music Industry
Artists vs. Record Companies
Chapter 5: Print Licensing
Sheet Music License (with Folio Rights)
Text and Magazine Print License (One-Time Fee)
Chapter 6: Songwriter Agreements
Copyright Owners vs. Consumers
Copyright Owners vs. Digital Services
Other Sources of Digital Revenue
Ringtones, Mastertones, and Ringbacks
Case Study #1
"Black Box" Income
Case Study #2
Conclusion
Exclusive Representation Agreement
Chapter 10: Production Music Libraries
Using Most Favored Nations Clauses
Key License Terms
Additional Information for a Publisher to Consider
Introduction
Issues with Multiple Publishers
Potential Pitfalls for the Company
Copyright in the United States
Royalties to the Writer
Chapter 13: Digital Media--Part 2