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Structuring Transactions: Music Law

This course will introduce the student to the legal and business aspects of the music industry, focusing on how value is created in music entertainment properties (copyrights, trademarks, identity rights, contractual rights, and data) and how transactions involving those properties are structured. Business areas studied will include recording and music publishing agreements, management and agency relationships, licensing, merchandising, distribution, touring, sponsorship, and the developing areas of digital music. The method of evaluation will involve three written assignments, prepared as members of teams of three: 1. In-class negotiation of license agreement and presentation of result; 2. Client letter advising course of action with respect to specific fact situation; and 3. Agreement structuring a transaction involving a music property. Class participation will also be taken into account in determining a final grade. The text will be Schulenberg, Legal Aspects of the Music Industry (2005), plus Course Pak materials. Prerequisites: None, although the Intellectual Property survey course would be helpful. Pre-requisites: None, but Intellectual Property is recommended.


Catalog Number: PPTYTORT 644
Practice Areas: Intellectual Property Practice AreaLegal Skills Development


Course History

Fall 2013
Title: Structuring Transactions: Music Law
Faculty: Leavens, Tom R. (courses  |  homepage)
Section: 1     Credits: 2.0
Capacity: 25     Actual: 23



Fall 2011
Title: Structuring: Music Law
Faculty: Leavens, Tom R. (courses  |  homepage)
Section: 1     Type: Seminar     Credits: 2.0
Capacity: 25     Actual: 12



Fall 2010
Title: Structuring Transactions: Music Law
Faculty: Leavens, Tom R. (courses  |  homepage)
Section: 1     Type: Seminar     Credits: 2.0
Capacity: 25     Actual: 15