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Wednesday, September 18 • 10:30am - 11:45am
Digital Music Rights and Public Media

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Many times terrific musical performances that happen in our studios have to be cut out of our archived shows, streams, and podcasts because we lack the necessary rights to keep them. This issue affects anyone who produces live music content but also can include interview shows on news format stations using live or pre-recorded music. Whether you work at a station or are an independent producer, you may unknowingly expose yourself to legal action if you not aware of the issues at play. However, in some situations, you may be able to keep and use the performances. First, we’ll outline the various rights associated with these performances and how to legally distribute them.  Then we will hear how the music program “Soundcheck” has dealt with music rights issues. Plus: You’ll receive short survival guide to navigating scenarios involving digital music use.

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Joel Meyer

Executive Producer, Soundcheck, New York Public Radio
Joel Meyer is the executive producer of Soundcheck, WNYC’s on-air and online destination for new music, live performances and conversations with artists, critics and tastemakers. Meyer joined the staff in 2007 as a segment producer with occasional on-air roles, began... Read More →
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Spencer W. Weisbroth

Weisbroth Law
Spencer W. Weisbroth is a Peabody Award-winning San Francisco attorney. Through his legal practice, Weisbroth Law, he provides businesses (for-profit, non-profit, and social entrepreneurs) with sophisticated legal counsel and strategic business advice on matters including business... Read More →

Wednesday September 18, 2013 10:30am - 11:45am EDT
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