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Music Copyright Practical

Understanding How To Manage Music Copyrights

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Copyright is one of the most important yet misunderstood concepts within the music industry. This course will help you get a grasp of how copyright works in practice. We will cover the ways you can protect copyright and monitor and track royalty collections. You will learn about the different types of contracts, licensing agreements and deals that exist in the industry and how to ensure copyright protection while navigating this space. Lastly, you will learn about copyright infringement looking at case studies that cover prevention, common defences and interesting legal implications. By the end of this course, you will be well-equipped to navigate copyright management and protection.


Originally from Atlanta, GA, Patrick went to Belmont University in Nashville, TN to learn the music business. In 2007 he escaped to the UK, for various reasons he can’t go into, and has been working in the UK music industry ever since. He started out working with indie labels and artists, doing what he called "web presence management”, making dope MySpace pages and being just about the only person with access to Facebook Ads in the UK. (As they only let Americans book them back then.) He served as Head of Digital Marketing for digital distributor AWAL, and eventually VP, Digital Marketing for Kobalt’s Label Services division, now called AWAL Recordings. 2018 saw him join Music Ally, where he is now COO, and oversees company operations including digital marketing campaigns and business strategy, as well as training the global music industry. He also lectures at The University of Westminster, Falmouth University and Berklee College of Music. And when he’s not doing that, he manages recording artist Ruben Dawnson.