Music Publishing: Law and Business

MUSC X 448.17

Understand the world of music publishing for businesses and personal managers. This course gives you a basic understanding of copyright law, songwriting agreements, and more through lectures, discussions, and guest speakers.


What you can learn.

  • Learn about practical music publishing topics such as licensing for records, films, television, and more
  • Understand the points of negotiating different kinds of agreements
  • Discover how to interact with organizations such as ASCAP, BMI, and SESAC
  • Engage with guest speakers such as music executives and attorneys

About this course:

This overview is designed for those interested in a career in music publishing as well as for business and personal managers and attorneys who desire a working knowledge of the music publishing industry. Topics include copyright basics; songwriter agreements; setting up domestic licensing for records, motion pictures, television, print, commercials, and other areas; aspects of foreign sub-publishing, including negotiating agreements and collection societies; and dealing with ASCAP, BMI, and SESAC. Detailed discussions also cover trends and revenue opportunities in the evolving digital marketplace. Guest speakers include music industry executives and attorneys.

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Speak to a program representative. Hours: Mon-Fri, 8am-5pm.

This course applies towards the following certificates & specializations…

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