Advanced Legal Issues and Contract Negotiation

Course Number
MB-405
Description

This class combines an examination of advanced legal topics relating to the music business with a workshop approach to the development of negotiating skills. Students will negotiate various agreements based on actual cases and work to settle disputes arising from the breaching and termination of agreements. Topics to be covered include record deals between artists and record companies, distribution deals between independent and major record companies, copublishing and administration deals, producers and production deals, touring and merchandising, trademark and copyright disputes, group breakups, and disputes between artists and managers. Intensive preparation and class participation by students is expected.

Credits
2
Prerequisites
MB-211
Required Of
None
Electable By
MBUS majors
Major Elective for
Music Business
Semesters Offered
Fall, Spring, Summer
Location
Boston
Department
MBUS
Course Chair
Tonya Butler
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