This course examines in detail the legal and business structure of the music industry with particular attention to contractual matters. Among the contracts to be studied are management, merchandising, producer, publishing, recording, and touring agreements. The course discusses new technologies and the evolving shift of power in an industry seeking to re-define itself in the face of a changing business and legal environment. Students will have the opportunity to participate in mock negotiations and hear from guest speakers with hands-on experience in the industry.
This course meets off-campus.