MUSIC COPYRIGHT BASICS

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1. COPYRIGHT AND MUSIC LICENSING
2. COPYRIGHTS IN MUSICAL WORKS
3. COPYRIGHTS IN SOUND RECORDINGS
4. LIMITATIONS ON THE RIGHTS OF COPYRIGHT OWNERS
5. THE ROLE OF THE TELEVISION MUSIC LICENSE COMMITTEE
6. BLANKET LICENSE
7. PER PROGRAM LICENSE