Copyright and the music business

@article{Frith1988CopyrightAT,
  title={Copyright and the music business},
  author={Simon Frith},
  journal={Popular Music},
  year={1988},
  volume={7},
  pages={57 - 75}
}
  • S. Frith
  • Published 1 January 1988
  • Art
  • Popular Music
For the music industry the age of manufacture is now over. Companies (and company profits) are no longer organised around making things but depend on the creation of rights. In the industry's own jargon, each piece of music represents ‘a basket of rights’; the company task is to exploit as many of these rights as possible, not just those realised when it is sold in recorded form to the public, but also those realised when it is broadcast on radio or television, used on a film, commercial or… 

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