Music Business 101
Copyright and Mechanical Royalties
Paul Bissell • 27 videos • 81 minutes •
Learn how to protect your music and lyrics, make lots of money and get royalty income from sources that you could never have imagined. How? By harnessing the power of copyright...
“I found all this legal stuff surprisingly interesting. A brief review at the end would be welcomed.”
“Great course! I've spent years working on music and haven't given much time for all this high and mighty lingo, but its well worth a watch. Much easier to have someone explain this type of thing to yo...”
This little symbol we call the copyright sign '©', can change your career and your life. It protects you from theft. It gives you powerful Federal rights. And it acts as a money funnel, directing income right to you: the copyright owner of the music.
If your song is broadcast on the radio, TV, satellite or cable, appears in a movie, is used in a commercial or performed in a bar, legally (or illegally) downloaded, covered by a band, used on a website, or even sampled in someone else's song, stolen or copied... you are owed money! However, you won't get a cent unless you are the copyright owner and know how to protect your rights!
In this first course of a four-part series, Professor Paul Bissell will take you on a thorough and entertaining ride through the basics of copyright. You'll learn about the different kinds of copyright and Paul will explain the "five rights" granted to you by law. You'll also learn about Mechanical, Synchronization and Performance royalties. You'll understand what they are and how to get them!
Most of all, you come away from this course with a new appreciation—and a powerful understanding—of what copyright is and how you can use it to protect your music! So get ready to take the first step toward turning your music skills into a music business. Join Paul Bissell on this fun and entertaining exploration we call Music Business 101!
And if you like Paul's teaching style, be sure to check out his amazing Analog Mixing Consoles: Layout, Signal Flow and I/O course!
- 2What's a Song? (02:47)
- 3Tainted Love (01:56)
- 4PA & SR Copyrights (04:23)
- 5CD and Album Liner Notes (03:37)
- 6What Is Copyright? (01:59)
7The Five Rights - Part 1 (02:00)Preview
- 8The Five Rights - Part 2 (03:28)
- 9The Sixth Right! (02:14)
- 10The Layers of Law (04:34)
- 11What Can Be Copywritten? (02:57)
- 12Prima Facie (03:40)
- 13Showing the Symbol (01:28)
- 14Acts Terms Public Domain (03:40)
- 15Publisher Publishing (04:36)
- 16The Copyright Office (04:06)
- 17Boys of Summer (03:18)
- 18ECO Register 1 (03:13)
- 19ECO Register 2 (03:33)
20Work for Hire (04:51)Preview
- 21Boys of Summer - Digging (02:53)
- 22Boys of Summer - Banking (01:47)
- 23Mechanical Licenses (02:27)
- 24The Mechanical Compulsory (03:05)
- 25Compulsory Restrictions (03:12)
I found all this legal stuff surprisingly interesting. A brief review at the end would be welcomed.
Great course! I've spent years working on music and haven't given much time for all this high and mighty lingo, but its well worth a watch. Much easier to have someone explain this type of thing to you than to go reading online about things that may or may not be accurate or opening up a 500 page book! Thanks!
Very nice introduction to Music Copyright & Business. Definitely made copyright a lot clearer in my mind. I'm looking forward to watching the continuation of this course and learning more!
I really enjoyed this video, well explained and clear... with the humor and all it took complex ideas and made them understandable and interesting.
Great beginner's course on the music business industry. The current business and copyright class I am taking uses a book that covers many of these same concepts. This is not only a supplement to that reading, but the visual aspect with MPV courses helps solidify the information even further. Looking forward to the following courses.
Great course..really interesting.. I just learned many new things.. Five stars!!
Really good course about music Copyright by Paul Bissell. Although these tutorials are depicting U.S. Copyright law, most the information is either identical or very similar to UK Copyright law. I am looking forward to watching the other course in this series.
Fantastic tutorial to get a first introduction to the labyrinthic world of (copy)rights and music. Super fun and accurate, going to check out the next ones in the series for sure !
Way more informative and accessible than most books or articles I have read on the subject. Thanks for the useful information.
I really wish this guy did all the courses, he is a really really good teacher!
Thorough and clear, I've watched it several times just to soak it all in. And it helps that Paul's voice is perfectly cut out for narration - very clear and soothing. :)
Although the complexity of the subject, this course is explained in an easy way. I will have to redo some section as English is not my main language but not trainer fault... Really like the course by itself. Thanks.
Awesome summary. This is pretty much better than reading a book about this. Hearing it & seeing it visual works a lot better. NOW ONTO 102
This was a good course I learned a lot about royalties and copy write information that I did not know before.
I would have to say that this course, completely changed the way I look at the music industry. Honestly I read a Music Publishing book, and it pales to what Dr. Bissel has disseminated in 103 minutes!
Eye opening tutorial. Helps sort out the confusion around owners, authors, producers, etc. and how to file for a copyright of your song.
This is a very good course to go through if you are an aspiring songwriter. I need to watch it again and take some notes. Music is a frightening business. Thank-you, Paul Bissell!
Good Tutorial! Gives some really nice explanation of the copy right and how functions and how it can work for you
This course gives a quick, down-n-dirty treatment of copyright and mechanical royalties, good for first exposure or reinforcement.
All I can say is.. I went to a recording studio regarding a song to remix and he sat me down, put your video on the laws Music lol In School Again, I'm HOOKED!!
Simply Incredible ! ( although similar ) I Would love a UK version though.
This course was a real eye opener... Great structure, information, and pacing.
This is a great course... I can't believe how much I learned in this course! The presentation kept my attention, and aided in retaining the information. I recommend this course to all musicians.
As stated before this course is great anyone who plans on being a producer or songwriter needs to check this course out
Have to say I've learned a lot from this course. The video on the two different parts of a song was a major eye opener in itself! Anyone interested in professional music should watch this!
Very informative course. Terms were very well explained and easily understood.
A great overview and walkthrough of the copyright legislation and the principles of the music industry. US-centric, but presumably useful for other regions as well.
TOTALLY WORTH IT!! Tons of info that can get you started and make you knowledgeable on the subject matter. Copyright can be and is complicated but its better knowing than not.
Good, solid information that would normally take an independent music producer a long time to learn and learn well.
Wow!!! VERY informative.. Very cool how he can keep your attention sparked with such a subject! Guy kinda reminds me of Steve H haha!! Once again, Good Stuff MacPro
very thorough overview of copyright and mechanical rights in a easy to understand format... a must for all songwriters
More! More! I can't wait for the next 2 installments. This is information I have tried to get clarity on for years.
many thanks for the informative Lessons , I really learned alot, i would be very happy to have another ten minutes of what sounds of Synth or sampler , do i have a full right to use them.. in my daily productions. another thing about if i do a remix of any song do i have the right to publish it .. many thanks .
HOT DIGGITY DAMN !!! This is an excellent, easy access education for any artist that wants to monetize their work! It's concise, easy to grasp, delivered in small digestible chunks of savory knowledge... and I like the pretty colors. I've been waiting for this! MONEY WELL SPENT! THANKS!!
Very well put together tutorial! Well done, Paul!
Brilliant!! Brilliant!!! course.very well narrated for what could somewhat be a drag but extremely important subject.excited about your other tutorial.well done macpro..
excellent course. susinct, to the point good information. I very much enjoyed the style of presentation. more like this, please!
Even if you think you know this subject inside out, you will get something out of this series. Can't wait for the next installment!
I wrote a statement of review in another section. I didn't see here in this list. This is worth typing again: WOW!!! This is what the doctor order. I have been afraid of this phase of business for years.No one could ever tell me in simple terms the process. Thanks Paul, you have made everything clear. Your tutorial is simply excellent for guys like me who are "Geeks" in one area and not in the other. Thanks again. :0)
Wow! This was a great presentation of stuff that I thought I would never understand. I think I'll run it again. It's well worth the time.
Excellent course and a must see. If you are an aspiring musician, writer or producer, you better know this. Protect your work and future earnings. Thank you Paul!
Awesome training. This is a pure eye opener. When is the Next Music Business course coming out? Can't wait.
Except for one vulgar graphic, this course was perfect. My son needs to see this as he is just getting started with his own video media company.
This Copyright and Mechanical Royalties section was very informative and I appreciate Paul Bissell taking the time to educate us on copyright and mechanical royalties. I look forward to his next Music Business videos.
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