Music Publishing: The Complete Guide
By Steve Winogradsky
Item: 00-41088
UPC: 038081461373
ISBN 10: 0739096877
ISBN 13: 9780739096871
PRICE: $79.99
Category: Textbook - General
Format: Book
Written by an attorney with over 30 years of experience in the music industry, Music Publishing: The Complete Guide is the definitive manual on music copyright. Whereas many books on the subject are aimed at artists and songwriters, this book will serve as a thorough guide for industry pros, lawyers, and music business and law students.

Subjects covered include copyright; performing rights organizations; mechanical, synchronization, and print licensing; songwriter and composer agreements; publishing administration and foreign sub-publishing; production music libraries; pitching and placement companies; sampling; and much more. The discussion also delves into historical perspective and current trends and revenue opportunities in the evolving digital marketplace. Easy-to-read narratives explain the key points for all of these types of deals.

There are many sample agreements included in the book, all annotated in simple terms that explain the often complex contract language. There are also links to copyright and publishing resources, listings of foreign performance and mechanical societies, and anecdotes and case studies from real world incidents. If you're looking for a thorough grounding and go-to reference book on music copyright, not just a quick crash course, your search is over.

"Steve's Music Publishing text is fantastic. It is personal, practical, and even includes excellent real world case studies. Furthermore, the helpful agreement annotations and comments are a most excellent resource for breaking down agreement language and terms for the reader. His knowledge, experience, and sense of humor make this the best music publishing text I've read. I will be using Steve's book as the official text for our Music Publishing course at The University of Colorado Denver's Music Industry Program. All those interested in learning more about music publishing or having a sharp reference text should get this book!" -- Benom Plumb (Assistant Professor, Music & Entertainment Industry Studies, University of Colorado Denver)
The History of Copyright
Copyright in the United States
The Copyright Act
Term of Copyright
Exercising the Options
Copyright Ownership
Exclusivity of Services
Minimum Delivery Commitment
Ringtones, Mastertones, and Ringbacks
Online Video Services
Audio Greeting Cards
Term of Services
Other Sources of Digital Revenue
Blanket vs. Per Program Licenses
Publishing Agreement
Summary Sheet of 2012 Section 115 CRB Settlement
Basic Registration Process
Chapter 3: Mechanical Licensing for Audio-Only Product
Work for Hire Clauses
Recent Negotiated Settlements and Digital Rates Under Section 115
Calculating Rates under the 2008 Settlement
The 2012 Settlement
Chapter 2: Public Performing Rights Organizations: Inside the PROs--What They Do and How They Do It
Copyright Law Basics for Public Performance
Historical Perspective
How to Join a PRO
Foreign Sub-Publishing Fees
Retention of Rights
Reversion of Unexploited Compositions
Case Study #1
Warranty of Originality
Are You In or Out?
Case Study #3
Representation and Administration Agreement
Motion Picture Synchronization and Performing Rights License--Film Festivals (with Step Deals for Further Rights) Publisher's Version
Digital Delivery: Streaming and Downloading
Text and Magazine Print License (One-Time Fee)
Conflicts Within the Music Industry
Digital Rights Agreements
Chapter 13: Digital Media--Part 2
Performing Rights License Rates
Copyright Infringement
Damages for Infringement
Exceptions to the Exclusive Rights of Copyright Owners
Benefits of Registration
Royalties to the Writer
Split Sheets
Case Study #1
Songwriting and Band Politics
Writer Approvals for Commercials
Collecting Public Performance Royalties
Common Music Licensing Problems
Music Library Blanket License Agreement
Chapter 11: Sampling
Case Study #1
Motion Picture Licensing
Chapter 10: Production Music Libraries
Library Composer Agreements
Re-titling Agreements
Licensing for Television
Licensing Terms for Television Programs
Library Licensing Agreements
Non-Exclusive Library Placement Agreement
Licensing for Home Video
Licensing for Commercials
Chapter 1: Copyright Basics
Artists vs. Record Companies
Record Companies vs. Publishers
Copyright Owners vs. Consumers
Copyright Owners vs. Digital Services
Chapter 6: Songwriter Agreements
Why Would a Songwriter Enter into These Agreements?
Assignment of Rights
Termination and Recapturing of Copyright
Extension of Contract Periods
Micro Licensing
A Brief History of Phonorecords
The Compulsory License
Foreign Sub-Publishing Agreements
About the Author
Delivery Commitment/Extension Clause
Chapter 7: Publishing Administration
Administration Agreements
Negotiated Licenses
Music Created for Television and Film
"Black Box" Income
Publishing Administration Agreement
Digital Phonorecord Delivery (DPDs)
The Controlled Composition Clause
The Harry Fox Agency
How HFA Works
Case Study #1
Copyright Law Basics for Sync Licensing
Identifying the Owners
Issues with Multiple Publishers
Long Form Composer Loanout Agreement
Chapter 9: Pitching and Placement Agreements
What Does a Placement Company Do?
Using Most Favored Nations Clauses
The Placement Agreement
Key License Terms
Additional Information for a Publisher to Consider
Case Study #2
The Quotation Process
Benefits to the Artist
Potential Pitfalls for the Company
Exclusive Representation Agreement
Case Study #4
Case Study #2
Case Study #5
Music Cue Sheet
Motion Picture Synchronization and Performing Rights License--Producer's Version
Case Study #3
Sampling Co-Administration Agreement
Chapter 12: Digital Media--Part 1
Television Synchronization and Performance License (with Options)
Chapter 5: Print Licensing
Sheet Music License (with Folio Rights)
A Brief History of Digital Delivery
The Illegal Downloading of Music
Legal Online Music Download Services
Letter of Direction to BMI
Source Licensing or Direct Licensing
Non-Broadcast Uses
Electronic Detection Methods
Performing Rights and the Internet
Assignment of Copyrights
Letter of Direction
Songwriter/Co-Publishing Agreement
Letter of Direction to ASCAP
Electronic Code of Federal Regulations
Appendix A: Excerpts of the Copyright Act of 1976
Appendix B: Internet Copyright and Publishing Resources
Appendix C: List of Foreign Performing and Mechanical Rights Societies
Foreign Performance Royalties
Case Study #1
How Foreign Royalty Streams Are Paid and Distributed
Registering Songs
Monitoring the Uses of Music
Case Study #2
Case Study #3
The Future of Digital Delivery
Storage vs. Access
Survival Strategies
Royalty Rates for the Use of Musical Works in Services Providing Interactive Streaming and Limited Downloads
Approvals Over Exploitation
Ownership Splits--New Composition
Songwriter's Contract--Individual Composition
Other Services and Licenses
Chapter 8: Composer Agreements
Controlled Composition Clause
The Harry Fox Agency License
Mechanical License (I)
Mechanical License (II) Royalties Reduced Due to Controlled Compositions Clause
Basic Terms
Warranties and Indemnification
Common Misconceptions in Composer Agreements
Short Form Composer Agreement
Chapter 4: Synchronization Licensing for Audio-Visual Productions
Composer Licensing Agreement