The specific rights given by copyright law to authors of musical works

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The specific rights given by copyright law to authors of musical works are the following:

  • The right to mechanically reproduce a musical work and make copies of it in the form of records, tapes, CDs etc.(Mechanical or reprographic right).
  • The right to publicly perform a musical work over radio, TV, clubs, hotels, concerts etc.(Non-dramatic performing right).
  • The right to publicly perform a musical work in a dramatic manner as is the case with musical comedies, plays, operas, operettas, or ballets (Grand Rights).
  • The right to use a musical composition on the soundtrack of an audio-visual work for theatrical exhibition or television (Synchronization).
  • The right to print a musical composition in the form of sheet music, folios, band parts and instrumental arrangements (Print right).

 

See also

What is copyright?

Sources of income for music makers

Collective administration of the public performance right

 

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