This paper attempts to offer a critique of the music industry and modern copyright law via analysis/individual case study in order to provide suggestions for possible reform. Topics include: background information and commentary on the status of the public domain, why the current laws/statures hamper creativity, and what steps should be taken next to remedy these issues. In order to both promote new music, while also respecting the intellectual property of artists and groups with existing content, there must be genuine reform at the highest levels; copyright and music industry laws must stem from the basis of supporting artists and their craft, instead of solely working to generate profits or appease executives.
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"Copyright and Copywrong,"
Backstage Pass: Vol. 4:
1, Article 12.
Available at: https://scholarlycommons.pacific.edu/backstage-pass/vol4/iss1/12
Arts Management Commons, Audio Arts and Acoustics Commons, Music Performance Commons, Other Music Commons, Radio Commons
Noah Granard is a junior music composition major and music management minor at the University of the Pacific. He has previously specialized in publishing and licensing as an intern at Mack Avenue Music Group.