The Musician's Guide to Copyright
What you'll learn
- In this class, students will learn the fundamental principals of copyright.
- What makes something original?
- Copyright in the Constitution
- Rights We Get
- Intellectual Property
- Things Copyright Doesn't Protect
- Copyright Term (length)
- Public Domain
- How to Get a Copyright
- Work for Hire
- First Sale Doctrine
- Licensing Contracts for Music
- Film, TV, and Game Licensing
- Fair Use
- How to Get a Trademark
- Performing Group Names (Band Names)
- Titles - Song Titles
- Right of Publicity
- Contractual Rights
- Moral Rights
- Creative Commons
- There are no prerequisites for this course. Students need only to be interested in music copyright.
- Don't file a copyright before watching this class! Let me show you how to do it - it can be done at no cost.
Welcome to the "Musician's Guide" Series!
This series is pulled directly from the courses I've created for my university position in Music Business. All of these courses are designed for the everyday musician - amateur or professional - who has little or no knowledge on the topic, but wants to master it.
This class is all about Copyright.
100% Answer Rate! Every single question posted to this class is answered within 24 hours by the instructor.
It is ideal for anyone who has had an interest in copyright, or a need to understand copyright. Especially:
Creators: If you are making music, you need to understand your rights.
Consumers: If you are working with music, and want to know if you can copy a song, delete a song, or make a mashup of a song, this course is for you!
Musicians: If you are going to be recorded, you should understand how things will work when the recording is released, and what rights you have to your performance.
Producers: If you are using samples in your tracks, you need to understand copyright!
Curious Minds: Anyone interested in how copyright law works, where it comes from, and where it might be going is invited to be a part of this class.
In this class, we start with the most basic question: How do we define music? Once we have a definition, we start to look at how music is protected with copyright, ways that it isn't, and how to work with it for fun and profit. I'll walk you through every step of the issue and explain the logic behind every concept.
The goal of this class is for you to understand how to make copyright protection work for you.
This course is NOT specific to any DAW program.
The recording studio has no genre - so all are welcome here.
Melody and Uniqueness
Copyright at the Constitution
Rights We Get
Music publishing, and music industry trends
Make money online with your music.
History of Copyright
Work For Hire
First Sale Doctrine
Film, TV, and Game Licensing
Performing Group Names (Band Names)
Titles (Song Titles)
Right of Publicity
Right of Refusal
And much, much more!
If you are ready to start making money from your music, and making sure it is protected, this class will start you on that journey. Get started today.
Dr. Allen is a university music professor and is a top-rated Udemy instructor - with nearly 100 courses and over 200,000 students.
In 2017 Star Tribune Business featured him as a "Mover and a Shaker," and he is recognized by the Grammy Foundation for his music education classes.
** I guarantee that this course is the most thorough copyright course available ANYWHERE on the market - or your money back (30-day money-back guarantee) **
Closed captions have been added to all lessons in this course.
Praise for Courses by Jason Allen:
⇢ "It seems like every little detail is being covered in an extremely simple fashion. The learning process becomes relaxed and allows complex concepts to get absorbed easily. My only regret is not taking this course earlier." - M. Shah
⇢ "Great for everyone without any knowledge so far. I bought all three parts... It's the best investment in leveling up my skills so far.." - Z. Palce
⇢ "Excellent explanations! No more or less than what is needed." - A. Tóth
⇢ "VERY COOL. I've waited for years to see a good video course, now I don't have to wait anymore. Thank You!" - Jeffrey Koury
⇢ "I am learning LOTS! And I really like having the worksheets!" - A. Deichsel
⇢ "The basics explained very clearly - loads of really useful tips!" - J. Pook
⇢ "Jason is really quick and great with questions, always a great resource for an online class!" M. Smith
Students who register for this course will receive ongoing exclusive content and discounts for all future classes in the series.
Who this course is for:
- Musicians looking to understand how to protect their songs, albums, and tracks.
- Musicians looking to understand a contract that might have been presented to them that involves copyright.
- Artists who are looking for an understanding of copyright.
** J. is the #1 best selling music teacher on Udemy. He is the author of the #1 best selling music theory course on Udemy, "Music Theory Comprehensive" (12 parts), and Music Theory for Electronic Musicians (3 parts), which have been purchased by more than 70,000 students in 11 languages in 196 countries.**
** He is a PhD in music, and a best selling music producer. He brings this authenticity to all of his Udemy courses. **
Jason Allen (better known as J. Anthony Allen) has worn the hats of composer, producer, songwriter, engineer, sound designer, DJ, remix artist, multi-media artist, performer, inventor, and entrepreneur. Allen is a versatile creator whose diverse project experience ranges from works written for the Minnesota Orchestra to pieces developed for film, TV, and radio. An innovator in the field of electronic performance, Allen performs on a set of “glove” controllers, which he has designed, built, and programmed by himself. When he’s not working as a solo artist, Allen is a serial collaborator. His primary collaborative vehicle is the group Ballet Mech, for which Allen is one of three producers.
J. Anthony Allen teaches at Augsburg University in Minneapolis, MN, where he runs the Music, Media, and Management program. He is also an Ableton Live Certified Trainer, co-founder, owner and CEO of Slam Academy, a multimedia educational space in downtown Minneapolis, the CTO of Ion Concert Media, and sole owner and producer of music education courses under the umbrella of Punkademic Courses. Recently, Allen founded Hackademica – an innovative net-label for new music.
J. has a PhD in music composition, 2 Master’s degrees in music composition and electronic music, and a bachelor's degree in guitar performance. Through his academic travels, Dr. Allen has received numerous awards along the way.
If you run into him on the street, he prefers to be addressed as J. (as in, Jay.)