How to run your business

March 10, 2012 by  

Recorded 14 November 2011

Please listen as the Chicago Music Commission,Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events and Lawyers for the Creative Arts present the ins and outs of how to divide and document ownership in your songs and sound recordings. We  discussed copyright overall, songwriter splits, music publishing, performing rights organizations such as ASCAP and SESAC, mechanical licenses through Harry Fox, and how to track royalties after signing with a publisher or record label.

You will also hear more about the differences between work-made-for-hire deals and copyright assignments and how this affects getting song rights back down the road.

Moderator: Paul Natkin – Executive Director, Chicago Music Commission

Marci Rolnik – Legal Director, Lawyers for the Creative Arts
Shawn Murphy – Executive Director, Music Publishing 101
Peter J. Strand – Partner, Leavens, Strand, Glover & Adler

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