And The Beat Goes On: Securing Music Licensing for Your Business Clients

Level: Advanced
Runtime: 92 minutes
Recorded Date: October 31, 2017
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1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
  • Types of Music Copyrights
  • Exclusive Section 106 Rights
  • Fair Use and Other Myths
  • Rights Holders and Their Agents
  • Compulsory and Blanket Licenses
  • More on Composition Issues - Controversies
  • Limitations on Sound Recording Rights
  • Sound Recording Issues
  • Sound Recording Performance Rights Limitations
  • Trouble is Calling
  • Prevention & Cure
Runtime: 1 hour and 32 minutes
Recorded: October 31, 2017


Music has become a major staple in creating pleasing atmospheres for sporting events, retail stores, and even healthcare facilities. Most businesses require a license to play music, as it is protected by copyright law. These laws, which could lead to legal and financial penalties, are intended to protect the rights of artists, composers, and publishers. So if you're in the market to add a little flair to your firm, or you're assisting a client with a new business, this webinar will prepare you for interactions with performing rights organizations (PROs).

This program was recorded on October 31st, 2017.

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American Bar Association


David D. Oxenford

Wilkinson Barker Knauer, LLP

David Oxenford has represented broadcasters for over 35 years on a wide array of matters from the negotiation and structuring of station purchase and sale agreements to regulatory matters. His regulatory expertise includes all areas of broadcast law including the FCC’s multiple ownership limitations, the political broadcasting rules, EEO policy, advertising issues, and other programming matters and FCC technical rules.

His clients range from family-owned broadcasters to active mid-market venture-backed companies to one of the largest noncommercial radio licensees in the country. In addition to representing station groups, David represents a number of state broadcast associations, the trade association for media brokers, program and service providers to the broadcast and digital media industry and banks and others providing financing to media companies.

David also represents webcasters and other digital media companies. He represents these companies on copyright, music licensing and other business and regulatory issues. He was counsel to the small webcasters group which negotiated the first Small Webcasters Agreement with the recording industry in 2002, represented webcasters who negotiated the Pureplay Webcasters Agreement in 2008, and represented webcasters in litigating sound recording performance royalties in both of the webcasting rate setting proceedings held by the Copyright Royalty Board which led to decisions in 2010 and 2015.

David is a regular speaker at broadcasting and digital media conferences, conventions and trade shows across the country, and regularly conducts webinars for many trade associations. He has also served as an expert witness on broadcasting and music licensing issues. For over 10 years, he has been the editor and principal writer of the Broadcast Law Blog, which is read by thousands of people each week.

He has been active internationally in counseling developing countries on the development of media laws embodying democratic principles.

Peter J. Strand

Leavens, Strand, Glober & Adler LLC

Peter J. Strand is a partner at the entertainment, media and intellectual property law firm Leavens, Strand, Glover & Adler in Chicago. His clients include content providers and content creators including media companies, television and radio broadcasters, authors, songwriters, recording artists, musicians, television and film writers, independent record labels, independent film producers and documentarians, publishing companies and production companies in various transactional and litigation matters in the entertainment industry. In addition to contract preparation, analysis and negotiation, Mr. Strand assists clients with protecting and enforcing their copyrights, trademarks and other intellectual property rights, licensing or exploiting their creative works, acquiring and distributing content and selecting, securing and protecting product and service names. In addition to his law practice, he teaches entertainment and music law at Chicago Kent College of Law. He has also taught at DePaul University College of Law and Marquette University Law School. Mr. Strand serves as a National Trustee of the Recording Academy (Grammys) representing the Chicago Chapter. In addition, he chairs the Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts Division of the ABA Forum on the Entertainment & Sports Industries.

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