Understand the basics of how your creative works are protected by copyright law, what rights you have as a content owner, and how to leverage your copyrights to generate income.
To get that perfect piece of music for use in that certain scene in a film or TV show, a music supervisor must understand how to work collaboratively with songwriters, producers, artists, publishers, directors, and performance rights organizations. To succeed as a music supervisor, you must also understand the statutes that govern who gets paid for what when a piece of music is licensed for use in film or TV. This certificate program enables you to navigate this terrain with a firm grasp on the issues related to music licensing, copyright law, and music publishing.
Learn the Modern Music Business with Berklee. Discover the opportunities available in music promotion, distribution, concert touring, music publishing, music marketing, and artist management.
The implications of innovation in the music business extend to management, marketing, licensing, publishing, distribution, touring, finance, and more. With a Berklee music business certificate, you will gain more than a credential that offers you an edge over the competition; you will be best positioned to forge ahead as a trailblazer in the music business models of the future.
Gain a forward-thinking approach to the key issues that all musicians, music industry entrepreneurs, managers, and music business professionals face in the main segments of the music industry, and how to leverage the opportunities that the new music business provides.
Learn effective techniques for choosing the right format, tone, and message for diverse audiences and the most appropriate way to deliver the message.
Gain a broad overview of the music business and learn how the various segments of the industry operate on a day-to-day basis. Discover the career opportunities that are available to you, and the knowledge you'll need to achieve your goals.
Learn copyright essentials in order to succeed in today’s music industry.
With the free-form exchange of music files and musical ideas online, understanding copyright laws has become essential to career success in the new music marketplace. This cutting-edge, plain-language guide shows you how copyright law drives the contemporary music industry.
By looking at the law and its recent history, you will understand the new issues introduced by the digital age, as well as continuing issues of traditional copyright law. Whether you are an artist, lawyer, entertainment Web site administrator, record label executive, student, or other participant in the music industry, this book will help you understand how copyright law affects you, helping you use the law to your benefit.
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“Allen has done a great job of creating and improving upon a book that unlocks the complexities of the new music industry. Any artist, songwriter, or business person looking to thrive in today’s music economy will benefit from his research and analysis of all the systems of management for recorded music, copyright law, and licensing.”
– Willard Ahdritz, Founder & CEO of Kobalt
“Music Law in the Digital Age provides a clear overview of the often unclear legal regimes that govern music licensing and online distribution. It is helpful as a textbook for students seeking to understand the music business, as a resource for entrepreneurs seeking to launch digital services, and as a guide for artists and songwriters seeking clarity about their royalties and revenue streams.”
– Christopher Bavitz, Clinical Professor of Law and Managing Director, Cyberlaw Clinic, Harvard Law School
“As the music industry continues to shift revenue towards streaming services, it’s more important than ever for musicians and business professionals alike to be educated on how copyright fits into the world of online music. The music business has become increasingly complicated, and Allen dissects various rights and industry practices with clarity in this definitive book on music copyright law in the 21st century. I don’t just recommend this book; it’s required reading.”
– Adam Parness, Former Head of Publisher Licensing & Relations, Pandora Corp.
“Well-versed in the topics as a lawyer, researcher, professor, and music business entrepreneur, Allen is an astute guide to the laws and industry standards that define the music business. The music industry has shifted phenomenally, and this book clearly dissects all of the relevant legal and copyright changes. A worthy read.”
– Ami Spishock, Founder/Owner, Fort William Artist Management
“The only thing more confusing than the issue of rights in the music industry is the U.S. tax code, which is likely to be fixed long before copyright law becomes rational and practical. When trying to earn a fair dollar for what they create in a landscape as skewed as Wonderland, what’s a young artist, producer, writer, entrepreneur to do? Start here. Allen has done a great job in clarifying the key issues surrounding copyright and dissemination of intellectual property. His book is a perfect travel guide for the intrepid ones who are willing to risk all in the terra incognita that is the modern recorded music industry. Ignore it at your peril!!!”
– Bob Ezrin, Producer, Entrepreneur, Writer, Digital Pioneer (Pink Floyd, Lou Reed, Peter Gabriel, and Jane’s Addiction)
Allen Bargfrede focuses his work on the intersection of art and technology. He was the founder and executive director of…