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Introduction to the Music Industry: An Entrepreneurial Approach by Catherine Radbill

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CHAPTER 8Performing Rights Societies

CHAPTER OVERVIEW

In this chapter you will see the many ways artists earn money through performances. The definition of ‘performance’ is very broad and includes live concerts, radio and television broadcasts, business music, and a few others. We’ll take a look at the newest U.S. performing rights society, Sound Exchange, and compare it to its sister performing rights societies. Your mastery of copyright basics will guide you through the complex story of how rights societies collect and distribute money from performances around the world.

KEY TERMS

  • Census and sampling
  • CISAC
  • Compulsory license
  • Direct license vs. blanket license
  • Exclusive right to publicly perform a work
  • Non-dramatic musical works
  • Non-interactive ...

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