Music Business 102 - Mechanical Royalties and Licensing

Developer: ASK Video

Current Version: 2.0.2

Last Updated: 9 months ago

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Make money from your music! This course teaches you about the different “Income Streams” that’ll transform your inspiration into capitalization!

Yes, the music business is complicated, and that’s why so many musicians are unsuspectedly ripped off by the savvy executives that control the industry. But thankfully there’s a remedy. It’s called education! Because even though your music rights are protected by federal law, it’s up to you to understand the law and the different ways you can monetize your music to take advantage of those federal rights!

In this second course in our Music Business series, Dr. Paul Bissell teaches us about the financial firepower waiting to be unleashed by simply knowing about Mechanical Royalties and Licensing. You’ll understand the all important facts and implications of getting a royalty deal or getting a flat fee for your hard work! You’ll learn about the Four Income Streams and how they are collected and divided between between the artist, composer and publisher.

From there Dr. Paul plows into the power of publishing. He explains the differences between being your own publisher and/or landing a publishing deal so you can decide what path works best for you. Next you learn about Advance and Recoupment and all the different kinds of royalty deals that can be constructed in this crazy business!

So whether you’re a songwriter, recording artist, game music composer, film composer or even a bandmate, this course will help you make better deals to ensure that the music you create (or collaborate on) will reward you and your family with royalty income for years to come!

Table of contents:

1. Introduction
2. Royalty vs. Fee
3. The Four Streams
4. Income Performance and Sync
5. Print Publication & Sheet Music
6. Other Variations and Grand Rights
7. Writer, Publisher & Artist
8. Blurring the Lines
9. Band Publishing
10. Ownership Administration
11. Back to Mechanicals
12. Mechanical Negotiation
13. The Harry Fox Agency
14. Co-Publishing
15. Sub-Publishing
16. Third Party Publishers
17. The Advance
18. Recoupment at 50-50
19. 80-20 Recoupment Scenario
20. Who Pays?
21. The Controlled Composition Clause
22. CCC and Third Parties
23. The 360 Deal
24. Cross Collateralization
25. Cross with 360 Deal


Release Notes:

• Improved User Interface and Experience.
• Add your own notes to individual tutorials.
• View the outline and jump to any tutorial while playing video or from the Home screen.
• Mark your favourite tutorials.
• Take your learning experience full screen.
• Hide or show the tutorial outline whenever you want.
• Compatible with OS X Mavericks (10.9), Yosemite (10.10), and newer.