US Copyright Office releases music licensing study


The United States Copyright Office has released a comprehensive study of US music licensing arrangements entitled Copyright and the Music Marketplace.  The Copyright Office makes a number of recommendations for the US dealing with existing statutory licenses, the role of performing rights organisations, terrestrial performance rights for sound recordings, federal protection for pre-1972 sound recordings, access to music ownership data, and the concerns of songwriters and recording artists.  More information and the full report can be found at: