Welcome to the “Musician’s Guide” Series!
This series is pulled directly from the courses I’ve created for my university position in Music Business. All of these courses are designed for the everyday musician – amateur or professional – who has little or no knowledge on the topic, but wants to master it.
This class is all about Copyright.
100% Answer Rate! Every single question posted to this class is answered within 24 hours by the instructor.
It is ideal for anyone who has had an interest in copyright, or a need to understand copyright. Especially:
- Creators: If you are making music, you need to understand your rights.
- Consumers: If you are working with music, and want to know if you can copy a song, delete a song, or make a mashup of a song, this course is for you!
- Musicians: If you are going to be recorded, you should understand how things will work when the recording is released, and what rights you have to your performance.
- Producers: If you are using samples in your tracks, you need to understand copyright!
- Curious Minds: Anyone interested in how copyright law works, where it comes from, and where it might be going is invited to be a part of this class.
In this class, we start with the most basic question: How do we define music? Once we have a definition, we start to look at how music is protected with copyright, ways that it isn’t, and how to work with it for fun and profit. I’ll walk you through every step of the issue and explain the logic behind every concept.
The goal of this class is for you to understand how to make copyright protection work for you.
This course is NOT specific to any DAW program.
The recording studio has no genre – so all are welcome here.
- Defining Music
- Melody and Uniqueness
- “Independent Creation”
- Copyright at the Constitution
- Rights We Get
- Intellectual Property
- Copyright Term
- Public Domain
- History of Copyright
- Work For Hire
- First Sale Doctrine
- Film, TV, and Game Licensing
- Fair Use
- Performing Group Names (Band Names)
- Titles (Song Titles)
- Right of Publicity
- Contractual Rights
- Right of Refusal
- Moral Rights
- Creative Commons
- And much, much more!
About the Instructor
J. Anthony Allen is an Ableton Certified Trainer, and a PhD in Music Composition and master of Electronic Sounds. His music has been heard internationally in film, radio, video games, and industrial sound, as well as the concert hall and theater.
He currently is a professor of music at Augsburg University, and is the CEO and co-founder of Slam Academy in Minneapolis.
Praise for classes by J. Anthony Allen
“Without a doubt the best explanation and east of use that one can get. It leaves you enough room to go explore. The classes go by quick, so you can be on your way at being proficient. What are you wait for!”
“Amazing – Seriously Loved It! I took all his courses and have to say I’m so happy! Learnt loads! Jason is an awesome teacher!”
“I have never had any formal training in music at all. Trying to learn all the notes and how everything translated was a serious challenge. After going through this class, Dr. J has totally brought down the barriers. The content was very useful and was easy to grasp for me.”
“I like these courses because you can get up and running quickly without having to spend hours of time wading through TMI (too much information!). Jason hits the high points but shows you what you need to know. Thanks!”
“I’ve watched many other videos on scales and chords before, however, this one has been the best. I now understand minor scales and chords and even how to analyze songs. It really gave me the confidence to start producing music because I feel like I have some structure and guidelines to follow. AWESOME!”
“Clear and Informative – Jason has a clear uncluttered style (with the important dashes of humor) of presentation that is focused on the important key aspects of this course. Recommended for those starting out!”
“Dr. Allen does it again with his music theory series. This course really opened up everything I learned from the 1st section, and now I understand more about the composition side of things for music. I highly highly recommend this course to anyone!!! Really opened my eyes to many things I wasn’t aware of.”
“The Best Teacher Ever, who makes you understand the ins & outs of Music Theory by all means without giving what you don’t want to know.”
REGISTER FOR THIS COURSE
Members – Claim your seat now!
(Non-members redirected to purchase membership)