Representing the Musical Artist

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Course Number:
LAW 752

Credit Hours:
2 Credit Hours

Prerequisites: RCC*. The subject matter of the course will be the practical legal issues that arise when counseling the musical artist. The class will follow the artist from the early days as a "baby band" to when the artist becomes "classic" or "heritage." The course will focus on practical aspects of counseling the burgeoning artist including song/sound recording creation, sample clearances, band partnership agreements, the producer agreement, band management, shopping for a label, negotiation the label agreement, getting an agent, applying for copyrights and trademarks, and going on tour. In addition, the course will focus on the "classic" or "heritage" artist, which involves termination of transfer, the artist as a brand, film scoring opportunities, synch licensing and master use licensing, other licensing opportunities, a documentary film about the artist's career and selling the publishing catalog.

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