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In AZ – Cashing In On Copyrights

NARIP Presents

Cashing In On Copyrights:

Music, Money, Protection & Success

with Dr. E. Michael Harrington

on Wednesday, October 9, 2013 (2:00 p.m.)
at Paradise Valley Community College in AZ

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This interactive lecture presented by leading copyright expert Dr. E. Michael Harrington will provide tips and practical guidance to protect and monetize copyrights as well as important business issues in music publishing.

Harrington travels from Nashville to Phoenix for this special NARIP program which will cover:

  • Can a bass line be copyright protected? A chord progression?
  • Can two words or notes be protected by copyright?
  • Is it OK to copy an artist’s sound? Her style?
  • Is it ever OK to sample?
  • When should you sue for copyright infringement?
  • What happens if you are sued for copyright infringement?


  • How to resolve a copyright or publishing dispute
  • How to assess a writer’s contribution to a song

Show Me The Money: sources and types of songwriter and composer revenue to be discussed include:

  • Publisher Advance
  • Mechanical Royalties
  • Commissions
  • Public Performance (PRO) Royalties
  • Synch Licenses
  • Sheet Music Sales
  • Ringtone Revenue
  • ASCAPLUS Awards Program
  • Publisher Settlement

Also to be discussed:

  • Collection & division of income
  • Filing copyright notices
  • Reversion

Harrington will demonstrate real life examples of big music business mistakes including failure to ask permission to use music and/or lyrics, asking permission when it is not necessary, and asking the wrong party for permission. He will also play music from many styles and current artists to demonstrate do’s and don’t’s with real-world implications.

Don’t miss this insider’s peek at the copyright – the core of music publishing, the most lucrative area of the fastest-changing business in the world.

Most importantly, this program gives you practical information you can apply immediately to your music business endeavors and maximize revenue opportunities NOW.

SPECIAL GUEST SPEAKER: Dr. E. Michael Harrington

A leading authority in US. federal courts on music
copyright, Dr. E. Michael Harrington teaches entrepreneurship and other courses at the Berklee College of Music, has taught training sessions at Harvard Law School and been on the faculty of Belmont University, UAB and William Paterson. He is on the Advisory Board of the Future of Music Coalition, a member of Leadership Music and owner of He has worked as consultant and expert witness in hundreds of music copyright / IP matters for parties including the Dixie Chicks, Steven Spielberg, Steve Perry, Sting, Tupac Shakur, Keith Urban, Ne-Yo and others, delivered lectures at law schools, organizations and universities throughout the US, and Canada including Harvard, Yale, GWU, NYU, Boston Bar, Texas Bar, Future of Music Coalition, McGill, Carelton, Experience Music Project and others, and been interviewed by media including the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Bravo, CNN, the Today Show, Time, Huffington Post, Inc. Magazine, Bio Channel, Ovation, NPR, AP, Salon, PC Magazine, Billboard, PBS, Canadian Public Radio and others.


Special thanks to Les Scott and to John Keenan, Christopher Scinto and Brett Reed at Paradise Valley Community College.


Wednesday, October 9th, 2013

1:30 p.m. Registration opens

2:00 p.m. Program begins

3:15 p.m. Break

5:00 p.m. Program ends


Paradise Valley Community College

18401 North 32nd Street

Center for the Performing Arts (CPA)

Phoenix, AZ 85032


Music Publishing & Record Executives

Producers, Artist Managers, Artists and Artist Reps

Music Attorneys, Songwriters & Composers

Accountants, Business Managers & CPAs


$10 for NARIP members

$20 for non-members


For an extra $20, receive an MP3 recording of the session to download and listen to at your leisure.


Paradise Valley Community College



818-769-7007 or

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Date Oct 9, 2013
Event In Phoenix - Cashing In On Copyrights: Music, Money, Protection & Success
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