An Introduction to Music Rights for Dancers
What are they and why do they matter?
This course is the first of a multi-part series on music rights for dancers.
As dancers we make use of a lot of recorded music for performances, teaching classes and recording videos of our work. Like any artistic work, the music we use is copyrighted material and has certain use rights attached to it. Most of us want to do the right thing but the navigating the world of music rights can be intimidating. This overview will help answer questions such as...
- What exactly is a copyright?
- What rights does buying a piece of music grant you?
- What is the different between public performance, synchronization and mechanical rights?
- What does it mean when a piece of music is in the public domain?
- And more!
Note: The information presented in this presentation is in no way intended to replace the legal advice that could be obtained by engaging the services of an attorney. The following information is intended only as a general overview of music rights as it relates to dance performance.
Joie Grandbois is a multidisciplinary performance and dance artist based in Portland, Maine where she also teaches at Bright Star World Dance studio. She is also a NALA Certified Paralegal working in the field of entertainment law at the Music Law Firm. She has written several article for performers on the subject of music rights. For more information on performances and workshops, please visit www.joiegrandbois.com.