Our friends at Music Biz help us to navigate the complicated world of music licensing with this Global Music Licensing Quick Start Guide.
We all know that music licensing can be complicated. Throw in international laws, and it reaches a whole new level of incomprehensibility. However, the Music Business Association (Music Biz) is shining some light on this murky legal sea with its Global Music Licensing Quick Start Guide, a handy and easy-to-use handbook that points out the key licensing differences between 12 countries: Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Spain, the U.K., and the U.S.
A quick glance is all it takes to see how rights agencies in each country handle Master, Mechanical Rights, and Public Performance/Communication Rights for the six most frequently requested types of music uses: download, non-interactive, on-demand, sync, lyrics, and karaoke.
You can download each country guide using the links below:
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