Contracts, Legal Issues and Ethics

Course Code: MUSB 5005

Academic Year: 2021-2022

Working from standard contracts and music industry cases, students become familiar with both the contractual requirement and the legal issues encountered in the music business. Clauses examined include advances, subsidiary rights, delivery dates, options etc. Legal issues include copyright and libel. Students compare and contrast the features and characteristics of contracts used by music companies of different sizes. Music industry ethics are also examined and discussed.