THE COPYRIGHT HANDBOOK
By: Hakim Draper, David Lotwin & Jerry Davis
An Introduction to Music Copyrights and Licensing
This book is intended to provide an overview of essential copyright issues that every musician should know.
Copyright rules define much of the music business, shaping the practices that drive recording and touring deals. Washington has understood the importance of the music business, passing and amending copyright laws to benefit and manage the music industry for well over a century. Despite the importance of this, many artists have very little information regarding copyright, or worse, rely on knowledge about rules that have changed dramatically in the past quarter-century.