Music Business

Infographic Guide To US Music Licensing

The world of music licensing can be a complex and difficult one for artists and songwriters to try and navigate successfully. Here we look at handy infographic which breaks it down into an easily understood format.


Music licensing can be a confusing morass of legal slings and arrows that most artists and songwriters can’t quite get their arms around. It’s not rocket science, but it’s not easy to navigate either. The following infographic from attorney Joy Butler does a great job at simplifying the process as much as possible. Joy is the author of a number of books regarding clearing copyrightsonline contests and sweepstakes, and internet law.

Remember that this applies to the United States only.

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