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Rock-n-Roll Law Intellectual Property/Copyright Series: The Exclusive Rights (and Revenue) You Get With Music

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In this program, attorney/songwriter Jim Jesse explores "the meat" of music copyright law, as he walks you through ALL of the revenue sources songs can generate for your music clients. 


Jesse takes a wholistic approach to the discussion of the six exclusive rights that come along with any song copyright: reproduction, distribution, public performance of the composition and the master, derivatives, and public display. He details each of those rights in the order they would arise during the songwriting/recording process. 


Particular emphasis is focused on mechanical royalties, performance royalties, licensing, and publishing. The program also covers the permissions necessary to license the works of others.


This is the second installment of Jesse's Intellectual Property/Music Copyright series exploring issues lawyers may encounter when representing individual musical artists and bands. While the educational content of each installment stands alone, there are added benefits to attending all three.



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Jim Jesse has been an attorney for 24 years, and has been a full-time CLE presenter since 2013. He is the former General Counsel for Cool Music Network (THECOOLTV), which is a 24-hour music video television network. 


Previously in private practice, he founded Rock N Roll Law to spread his passion for music law through his seminars.

He is also a singer/songwriter who has released two albums, is a member of BMI, and has run his own record label distributing his music. He has written songs for more than 30 years, and studied music history for nearly as long.


He is also the author of "The Music Copyright Law Manual" and the forthcoming "The Musician’s Guide to Music Copyright Law."

Mr. Jesse consults and practices in areas regarding intellectual property, licensing and music law. He has drafted and reviewed hundreds of contracts from small barter deals to multi-million dollar ones.