Kohn on Music Licensing

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Bob Kohn, 2002 - Law - 1636 pages
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When seeking to clear music rights for products and performances, let the authors, who have over 50 years of hands-on experience, take you through the entire licensing process, step-by-step. In clear, coherent language, they provide detailed explanations of the many kinds of music licenses, identify the critical issues addressed in each, and offer valuable strategy and guidance to both rights owners and prospective licensees.Kohn on Music Licensing, Third Edition covers:Licensing for computer software and in multimedia and new media products Licensing music and sound recordings in cyberspace Music publishinginternational sub-publishingCo-publishing and administrative agreements and songwriter agreementsProven tips and suggestions, along with the most up-to-date analysis, are given for virtually all the areas of music licensing including: How to 'clear' a licenseCopyright renewalNegotiating feesAnd moreTurn to this valuable resource for more than 70 forms and license agreements, including many new ones, available on the companion CD-ROM, searchable by caption, topic, or keyword.

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Foreward by Peter Yarrow
About the Authors
Reasons For This Book
1 The Art of Music Licensing
2 The Art of Music Publishing
13 Electrical Transcription Licenses
14 Synchronization Licenses
15 Videogram Licenses
16 Old Licenses New Uses
17 Performanace Licenses
18 The Grand Rights Controversy
19 Theme Parks Attractions
20 Television Radio and Print Advertising

3 Songwriter Agreements
4 CoPublishing Administration
5 International Subpublishing
6 The Split Copyright Syndrome
7 The Language of Music Licensing
8 Formalties of Licensing
9 Duration of Copyright Assignments Licenses
10 Basic Considerations In Licensing
11 Print Licenses
12 Mechanical Licenses
21 Licenses for Music Boxes and Consumer Musical Products
22 Licenses for Computer Software Multimedia and New Media Products
23 Licensing Musical Works and Sound Recordings on the Internet
24 The Digital Sampling Controversy
25 The Fair Use Controversy
26 Live Musical Performances
27 Typical License Fees
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About the author (2002)

Bob Kohn is an attorney and seasoned executive with experience in both the entertainment and high-tech industries. He is currently the vice chairman of the board of Borland Software Corp. and chairman of Laugh.com, a comedy record label. A former associate attorney at a prominent Beverly Hills entertainment law firm, Kohn served as associate editor of the Entertainment Law Reporter. Kohn also co-authored with his father the legal treatise, Kohn on Music Licensing, hailed by USA Today as the "bible of legal issues in the music world.

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