Key Points in Record Label Contracts, Music Publishing Deals, and Digital Music Performance Licenses

Production Date: March 31, 2017 Practice Areas: Contract Law and Sports & Entertainment Law Estimated Length: 3757 minutes


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In this program, attorneys Joel Schoenfeld and Alexandra Jiga from Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp will discuss key points in record label contracts, music publishing deals, and music performance licenses. The program will begin with a discussion of key deal points in record label contracts, including items such as royalties, marketing support, merchandise, and creative control. Schoenfeld and Jiga will then provide a quick overview of the various types of music publishing agreements and then essential issues to consider in music publishing contracts.

The program will also cover publishing rights associated with blanket music performance licenses for digital music performance on websites and within apps, and will wrap up with a brief look at performance rights societies both at home and abroad.

Learning Objectives: 

  1. Review essential items of consideration when negotiating record label contracts, music publishing contracts, and digital music performance licenses
  2. Understand the distinction between different types of music publishing agreements
  3. Examine the various issues implicated in blanket music performance licenses
  4. Discuss performance rights societies that exist both domestically and internationally 
john n.
east norwich, NY

Very well done and informative

Stephanie O.
Oakland, CA

Excellent presenters.

daniel c.
Westport, CT

very good and detailed overview, particularly on publishing contracts and creative rights.

Dwight B.
Flatwoods, KY


Jesse H.
Brooklyn, NY

Great job by the instructors!


Enjoyed the speakers.

Pamela C.
Santa Fe, NM

Very good presentation; made me aware of how complex this area is.