When a Business Uses Music--When are Music Licenses Needed and What Legal Issues Should be Considered?
Recording of a 90-minute premium CLE video webinar with Q&A
This CLE course will guide business attorneys on determining when their clients need music licenses for the use of music by any of their clients. The panel will discuss how any business may need to obtain licenses when they use music in events (including virtual events), in commercials, on websites, in podcasts, and in advertising. The discussion will identify when licenses are needed, where to go to obtain licenses for different uses, critical terms, royalty rates, and fees. Also, the panel will look at current areas of controversy and recent court decisions.
- Basics of music copyrights
- What music uses need a license?
- Where do you go to get a license?
- Licensing negotiations and structuring contracts
- Royalty rates
- Impact of digital music uses including streaming and podcasting
- Recent court decisions and lessons from those decisions
The panel will review these and other high priority issues:
- What terms are critical to music licensing agreements?
- How has digital music use increased the complexity of music licensing?
- What are the best practices for counsel for licensors and licensees when negotiating music licenses?
- What strategies should IP counsel employ to enforce IP rights in the music?
Robert A. Monath
Intellectual Property Attorney
Mr. Monath’s practice focuses on the protection and development of intellectual property. He handles legal and... | Read More
Mr. Monath’s practice focuses on the protection and development of intellectual property. He handles legal and business matters involving copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets and related areas for a wide range of clients in music, publishing, arts, entertainment, business, healthcare, education, government and nonprofit organizations. Mr. Monath has developed a particular reputation for his work in publishing and media. He presently acts as music publishing administrator for Tony Award winner Billy Porter, Grammy nominated arranger and music director, Joseph Joubert, ASCAP Concert Music Award recipient Joseph Jennings and 60 Minutes-profiled British composer John Rutter. Rob also represents a number of publishers and producers.Close
David D. Oxenford
Wilkinson Barker Knauer
Mr. Oxenford has represented broadcasters for over 35 years on a wide array of matters from the negotiation and... | Read More
Mr. Oxenford has represented broadcasters for over 35 years on a wide array of matters from the negotiation and structuring of station purchase and sale agreements to regulatory matters. He also represents webcasters and other digital media companies on copyright, music licensing, and other business and regulatory issues. His clients range from family-owned broadcasters to active mid-market venture-backed companies to one of the largest noncommercial radio licensees in the country.Close