Rights and The Music Industry
While artists and composers can manage their own rights and distribution,
most engage large vendors to tie them into the retail chain and to protect
their rights and revenues via litigation. The vendors form
a complex and confusing network. Legal distribution requires both
copyrights (C) for the artists' recorded performances and publishing (P)
rights for the composed songs. See the back cover of a CD for an
RRIA - Recording Industry Association
of America, Inc.
(P) Publishing Rights for Songs
reproduction/distribution, public performance (song by song),
- National Music Publishers Association, Inc., The Harry Fox Agency, Inc.
Lyrics Site in Copyright Dispute
Is Closed (NY
Performing Rights Societies
blanket public performance licenses
- American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers
- U.S. music performing rights organization.
(C) Copyrights for Sound Recordings
Major Record Labels
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- last update 03/24/1999