CMU LIBRARY

Music Copyright

The ins and outs of music copyright




Resources about music copyright, explaining how copyright works in general, the ins and outs of music rights and music licensing, and the big disputes and developments you should know about.



CMU TRENDS DEEP DIVE GUIDES

CMU Trends Guide To Music Rights | CLICK HERE
The complete guide to copyright, music licensing and music rights revenues



CMU TRENDS IN TEN

Music Copyright In Ten Steps | CLICK HERE
A ten step guide to how music copyright works



Copyright Jargon In Ten Steps | CLICK HERE
A ten step guide to some key copyright terminology



Collective Licensing In Ten Steps | CLICK HERE
A ten step guide to the collective licensing system



Sync Licensing In Ten Steps | CLICK HERE
A ten step guide to how sync deals work



Safe Harbours In Ten Steps | CLICK HERE
A ten step guide to the copyright safe harbour



CMU INSIGHTS SPEED BRIEFINGS

Music & Podcasts | CLICK HERE
A speed briefing on getting music into podcasts



SETLIST SPECIALS

Top ten legal battles: The Jay-Z moral rights case | CLICK HERE
How a Jay-Z lawsuit tested moral rights in the US



Top ten legal battles: The Kraftwerk sampling case | CLICK HERE
What copyright law says about sampling



Top ten legal battles: Prince and the dancing baby | CLICK HERE
The big test case on DMCA takedowns and ‘fair use’



Top ten legal battles: The Blurred Lines song-theft case | CLICK HERE
The ‘Blurred Lines’ song-theft litigation dissected