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In the music industry the money flow and
earnings are based in the various use licenses issued by the copyright
owner or his authorized representative(s). The fees charged for
all such licenses create the money flow.
Since there are many rights given to the copyright owner by law, and since these rights are divisible, it would only follow that there would be many different types of licenses that may be issued. But, this is only the half of it! These multiple types of licenses can be issued to multiple numbers of users via multiple numbers of middlemen agents and representatives! The pie can have many slices and as more and more middlemen become involved, the slices get smaller and smaller!
See Cross-links: PERMIT,
CONTRACT, LICENSED PROFESSION,
LICENSEE, LICENSOR, MUSIC PUBLISHER,
RIGHT, PERFORMANCE RIGHTS SOCIETY,
PERFORMANCE LICENSE FEE, PERFORMANCE, RIGHT,
MECHANICAL RIGHT, JUKE BOX under
"Juke Box License," PERFORMANCE CONTRACT, PERFORMANCE
LICENSE FEE, PERFORMANCE RIGHTS SOCIETY,
LEGITIMATE THEATER, CONCERT,
MUSIC under "User of Music,"
JUKE BOX under "Juke Box
License," COPYRIGHT LAW
under "Perform," "Compulsory License," "Compulsory
License Fee," "Compulsory License for Cable Television,"
"Compulsory License for Juke Boxes," "Compulsory
License for Noncommercial (Public) Broadcasting," "Compulsory
License for Phonorecords," "Exclusive Rights,"
"Performance Right," " Digital Performance Right
in Sound Recordings Act,"
"First Recording Right,"
"Notice of Intention," "Statutory Royalty,"
"Copyright Office," "Copyright," "Copyright
Owner," "Exclusive Rights," and "Limitations
to Exclusive Rights," TAX under "Excise Tax," ROYALTY,
A license authorized by copyright law and issued by the Copyright Office. It is a license that allows the licensee certain use rights of copyrighted material. Individual licenses are issued with respect to phonorecords (to manufacture, distribute, and sell), juke boxes (to publicly perform non-dramatic music), cable systems (to broadcast secondary transmissions), and noncommercial public broadcasting (to transmit). This type of license can be obtained by the perspective user without the permission of the copyright owner.
However, compulsory licenses can only be
secured if certain conditions, restrictions, and fee (royalty)
payment requirements are met.
For example, with respect to juke boxes,
a compulsory license can only be obtained by a juke box operator
user where the juke box operator user and the copyright owner
(or his authorized representative, often his performance rights
society) are unable to mutually agree upon a negotiated license.
Further, a compulsory license for phonorecords only allows for the recording of "sound-alike" recordings. These recordings must be
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