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Copyright Resources for Music

This guide will point you toward resources to help navigate the complex world of music copyright issues.

A Disclaimer

You may find books on copyright in the Music and Performing Arts Library or other libraries that aren’t included in this list.  Be careful to check the date of publication because copyright laws have radically changed in the last century and the older the information, the more likely it is to be outdated.

Selected Books on Music & Copyright

Music Business Resources

To learn more about music business in general, check out the books below.