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Navigating the Complex World of Music Licensing: SESAC’s Reid Waltz on Performing Rights Organizations

Thursday, October 18, 2018,

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  • Location: Vanderbilt Law School • 131 21st Ave South • Nashville, TN 37203
  • Room: Hyatt Room

Do you ever wonder how artists are paid when their music is played at a bar or a store or on a streaming service? In an industry that is increasingly centered around singles and streaming, collective management is a vital source of artist compensation. Yet, the predominately digital nature of the industry makes this an even more complex landscape to navigate. One of the rights that the U.S. Copyright Act gives artists is the right of public performance. And, as one of three performing rights organizations in the U.S., SESAC helps license this right on behalf of its artist affiliates. Join SESAC’s Director and Legal Counsel, Reid Waltz, to learn more about this complex area of the music industry and its unique legal implications, including royalty rates, blanket licenses, consent decrees, and reciprocal agreements. 

Sponsored by the Entertainment and Sports Law Society at Vanderbilt Law School. Lunch will be provided.

Visitors should park in the Terrace Place Garage, spaces 41-92, at the corner of 21st Ave. South and Terrace Place, or the Wesley Place Garage, spaces 52-170, at the corner of 21st Ave. South and Scarritt Place.  Parking costs range from $4.00 to $12.00 at these garages.  Both are within walking distance of the law school.