Music Copyright

Music Copyright

An Essential Guide for the Digital Age

Casey Rae


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Today’s music marketplace is more complex than any previous era. It’s easy to feel paralyzed by the plethora of digital services and business models, to say nothing of corresponding revenue streams—all of which are established by copyright. In simple and easy-to-read language, Music Copyright: An Essential Guide for the Digital Age takes readers step-by-step through the world of music copyright, imparting tools to navigate this intricate system. Casey Rae demystifies the laws, business practices, and trends that enable—and sometimes frustrate—a rapidly evolving industry and empowers music creators, managers, and entrepreneurs to make informed decisions.

Learn about the exclusive rights attached to expressive works and how they correspond to different roles and royalties within the music marketplace. The book provides:

  • information on protecting and registering copyrights
  • an explanation of recent developments in the courts and Congress pertaining to music copyright law
  • valuable strategies for music licensing
  • information on how to sign up for royalty collection societies and an array of other useful organizations and services


Casey Rae:

Casey Rae is an author, professor, musician, and music business executive. As director of music licensing for SiriusXM, he oversees the direct licensing of sound recordings across the company’s services. Previously, Rae served as the CEO of the Future of Music Coalition. He has taught music industry courses at Georgetown University and Berklee College of Music and has testified before the United States Congress on copyright matters.