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More PDFs from the Legal Issues in the Music Industry textbook have been added to the Downloads page. They include sample contracts & licenses, a description of the §106 rights & most importantly, the Four Roles in the Music Business. Impress your friends and fool your enemies by knowing the difference between the publishing and the label side of the business.

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A derivative work is a work based upon one or more pre-existing works, such as a translation, musical arrangement, dramatization, fictionalization, motion picture version, sound recording, art reproduction, abridgment, condensation, or any other form in which a work may be recast, transformed, or adapted. A work consisting of editorial revisions, annotations, elaborations, or other modifications, which, as a whole, represent an original work of authorship, is a “derivative work”.
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