Legal and Practical Aspects of the Music Business

MUSC X 448.35
Discover how to monetize and maintain revenue in the music industry, no matter what your role may be, by exploring copyrights, streaming services, social networks, the nature of talent/business agreements, and much more.
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Classroom
Starting at $699.00
As few as 11 weeks
4.0 Credits

What you can learn.

  • Understand the various ways in which rights are exploited and monetized
  • Explore how to build your brand like a business with ancillary revenue streams
  • Delve into different kinds of agreements and deals between artists and companies
  • Discuss the current court cases and government regulations that are changing the future of the music business

About this course:

Whether you are an artist, manager, lawyer, accountant, music industry executive, producer, songwriter, music publisher, or work for a digital service provider or other digital media company, this course is essential to understanding the various ways in which rights are exploited and monetized and how revenue is generated in the music business. In addition, the critical topics of building your artist's brand as a business, along with the necessity of ancillary revenue streams outside of music and the cutting edge deals dealt with in the digital space, are all covered. Also examined are arrangements between record companies and artists; production deals, producer agreements and other legal and business issues that arise in the recording studio; trademark and rights of publicity; agreements relating to the artist's team of advisors; topics and agreements relating to music publishing rights; monetizing and understanding the differences between subscription and ad-supported services, as well as other digital media opportunities; and fans, brands, social networking sites, and cultural communities as they affect music, copyrights, and merchandising in a global music market. Discussions on current events relating to the ever-changing tides of the music industry, including the ongoing legislative developments in Washington, D.C. affecting copyright reform, and their impact on the future of the business are also woven into lectures throughout the course.

Winter 2019 Schedule

These courses meet in person and make use of an online presence to varying degrees.

Future Offering (Opens 05 Nov 2018 12:00:00 AM)
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Tuesday 7:00PM - 10:00PM
Location: UCLA
Instructor: Dina LaPolt
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Fee:
$699.00
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Notes

Materials required.

Refund Deadline
No refunds after January 21, 2019
Course Requirements
Schedule
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Date
Time
Location
Lecture
Tue Jan 8, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
Dodd Hall 121
Lecture
Tue Jan 15, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
Dodd Hall 121
Lecture
Tue Jan 22, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
Dodd Hall 121
Lecture
Tue Jan 29, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
Dodd Hall 121
Lecture
Tue Feb 5, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
Dodd Hall 121
Lecture
Tue Feb 12, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
Dodd Hall 121
Lecture
Tue Feb 19, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
Dodd Hall 121
Lecture
Tue Feb 26, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
Dodd Hall 121
Lecture
Tue Mar 5, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
Dodd Hall 121
Lecture
Tue Mar 12, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
Dodd Hall 121
Lecture
Tue Mar 19, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
Dodd Hall 121

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