Course DescriptionIn today's rapidly evolving music industry, licensing stands out as one of the most stable ways to make money. Turning your talent into dollars and cents requires an understanding of how the licensing process works. This introductory course for entertainers, songwriters, producers, managers, music supervisors, and music industry executives, examines the business issues associated with licensing rights in the music industry. Through lectures, case studies, and discussions with notable industry guests, instruction focuses on the business and legal aspects of licensing. Topics include detailed examination of the various types of licenses that apply to the music industry, rights and clearance issues, applicable terms from publishing and record deals, typical representation arrangements, and negotiation and networking strategies. By the end of the course, students understand how to make the most of the myriad licensing opportunities available in the music business and how to avoid problems associated with those opportunities.
Course OutlineLearn how to turn talent and popularity into revenue through different kinds of licensing rights, how licensing applies to the music industry, negotiating strategies, and more.
- Minimum Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) Credit 34.0 Hours
Applies Towards the Following Certificates
- Acting : Electives
- Cinematography : Cinematography
- Directing : Elective
- Entertainment Studies : Electives
- Film and TV Development : Electives
- Film Scoring : Electives
- Independent Music Production : Electives
- Music Business : Electives
- Music Supervision : Required
- Study Abroad at UCLA Program : Required