Music Licensing & Publishing

Class Description

Objective: Designed for songwriters, artists, and students interested in the invaluable business side of the music industry, from beginners to pros, this course examines music licensing and publishing. We investigate the power of licensing every facet of a piece of music from digital download stores, live performances, to music across mixed media.

Music licensing and publishing sheds light on the behind-the-scenes of music monetization and how licensing is the touchpoint to generating revenue for artists, songwriters, labels, and music publishers. Throughout the course, students will learn to set up themselves with a performance rights organization, register their copyrights and properly do all of the label copy necessary to really put out a piece of music into the world.

For the final project, students will work towards an artist plan (incorporating publishing, copyrights, and master recordings), which will help carry their career into a viable goal. Everyone is encouraged to share their works in progress for feedback and networking opportunities.

Back to class safely – While we do hope to continue our in-person learning, please note that this learning experience may need to evolve to an online or hybrid learning platform based on the safety regulations and recommendations by the city and state.

Program Continuing Education

Instructor Andrew Joslyn


Winter registration opens on October 15th.

  • Winter: January 26th to March 16th
    • Tuesdays, 6:30 – 8:30 pm
  • Spring: March 23rd to May 11th
    • Tuesdays, 6:30 – 8:30 pm

Ages 18+

Discipline Music

Price $720 for 8 sessions

Dress Requirements

Location: Main Cornish Campus, 1000 Lenora St, Seattle, WA, 98121

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