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Music Management: Legal


On this page you'll find resources to learn about and navigate the complicated legal aspects of the music industry.
In case you missed them, our Top Resources also have information on these topics, plus more!

Jump to: General Resources | Contracts | Copyright & Licensing

General Resources

Research Databases

Books in the Allen Library (selections)

Find more books about legal issues in music

Search subjects in the catalog:

Law for laypersons
Music publishing
Music trade > Law and legislation
Musicians > Legal status, laws, etc.
Performing Arts > Law and legislation
Sound recording industry > Law and legislation

...or browse the shelves:

Call number Subject
KF 3035 Music licensing
ML 70 Music copyright
ML 3790 Music trade (general)
ML 3795 Vocational guidance

Contracts

Books in the Allen Library (selections)

Find more books about music contracts

Search subjects in the catalog:

Music trade > Law and legislation
Musician's contracts
Sound recording industry > Law and legislation

...or browse the shelves:

Call number Subject
ML 3790 Music trade (general)
ML 3795 Vocational guidance

Copyright & Licensing

Looking for more information on copyright, licensing, public domain, or fair use?
See our guide to Copyright for Music.

Copyright Resources Online

Books in the Allen Library (selections)

Find more books about music copyright

Search subjects in the catalog:

Copyright licenses
Copyright > Music
Copyright > Performing rights
Law for laypersons

...or browse the shelves:

Call number Subject
KF 3035 Music licensing
ML 70 Music copyright

Licensing Resources & Agencies

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