© questions? … © answers!

Mark J. Davis speaking at the 2008 New Media Consortium Summer Conference
Princeton University

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Feel free to wander through and visit the Publications and Downloads tabs for copyright info galore.

2017 Lecture Schedule with Works in Progress Louisiana. Be there or be square!

Copyright for Creatives Saturday January 28, 2017 1:00pm Natchitoches

Band 101 Saturday February 11, 2017 1:00pm Monroe Tipitina's
Band 101 Saturday February 18, 2017 1:00pm Shreveport

Music Publishing 101 Saturday March 4, 2017 1:00pm Monroe Tipitina's
Music Publishing 101 Saturday March 25, 2017 1:00pm Shreveport Tipitina's

Copyright for Creatives Saturday April 8, 2017 1:00pm Monroe ULM
Contract Negotiation Saturday April 22, 2017 1:00pm Monroe Tipitina's
Contract Negotiation Saturday April 29, 2017 1:00pm Shreveport CoHab

Contract Negotiation Saturday May 6, 2017 1:00pm Natchitoches

For more info visit

Notes from the Works in Progress Louisiana 2016 presentation "Copyright for Creatives - The Basics" are available for download on this site.

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I'll be giving lectures on the fundamentals of copyright with Works in Progress Louisiana. Be there or be square!

Saturday October 8, 2016 1:00pm Shreveport Tipitina's
Saturday October 15, 2016 1:00pm Monroe
Saturday October 29, 2016 1:00pm Natchitoches Northwestern State Univ of La.

Otto is now available at Barnes & Noble

Otto's story is
Kids Club Eligible! Add him to your bag by clicking below:

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Just published May 2016. Available on Amazon in paperback & Kindle

Otto the Octopus loves doing everything a young octopus loves to do like skateboarding, riding his seahorse, searching for pirate treasure, ice skating (upside down) and swinging from the sea monkey bars.
He has 7 misadventures and breaks his legs, so he has to see the Doctorpus and the Sting-Radiologist who help him get better.
When his casts come off, physical therapy makes him stronger than before, so he can get back to playing tangleball and helping his mom cook minnow-stroni soup.

Click here to visit Otto's page on Amazon


Look for the 11th edition of Tim Baskerville's Music Business Handbook and Career Guide out in January of 2016.I was asked to update the companion student website for both the 10th, and now the 11th editions.

Preview our new multi-media 3rd edition - made for iBooks

It combines text, audio, video, graphics and sample contracts. It really is neat!
Download a free preview chapter on iBooks.

Price Drop on the 2nd edition of the Teacher’s Guide: