Unlock the secrets of music licensing!
Join Gordon Firemark, renowned as The Podcast Lawyer™, as he unpacks the complexities of composer agreements and music licensing for podcasters, especially the scripted-drama genre.
In this video, you’ll dive deep into the legal nuances of using music in your scripted podcasts, including the specifics of compensation structures and the dual copyrights of compositions and recordings.
From understanding the ins and outs of contracts to navigating licensing requirements, this video is a goldmine of information for podcast creators ready to elevate their content and stay within the bounds of the law. Gordon’s expertise and experience illuminate this often confusing area, simplifying it in an approachable and easy-to-understand manner. Tune in to protect your podcast, respect the rights of music creators, and truly make your podcast music to your listeners' ears."
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Last chance - replay of my Business & Legal Fundamentals for Podcast Growth & Profit workshop is coming down tonight (6/8/23)at midnight… so don’t miss it. http://event.podcastlaw.net to register.
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00:00 Music to your ears! Composer and Music Licensing demystified
01:42 Music can make or break the production
02:27 Not a simple contract because music rights/law is anything but simple
02:36 The Composer Agreement - what’s covered
03:31 Compensation structures
03:41 Warranties, Representations, Indemnification
04:50 A caveat about indemnification clauses
05:51 Ad - Podcastlawforms.com
06:39 Licensed Music - what to watch for
06:53 Two (2) copyrights to consider
07:35 The one area where you don't always need a master use license
08:25 The truth about ASCAP, BMI and other Performing Rights Organizations (PROs)
10:01 Why you need to directly license the music you need
10:21 Using Library Music (not actually “Royalty Free”)
11:28 Subscription Music Libraries - the most convenient way to license music
13:12 Creative Commons and Public Domain