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 performance, to music across mixed media.

Music licensing and publishing sheds light on the behind-the-scenes of music monetization and how licensing is the touch point 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.

Program Continuing Education


When registering, please select one of the two, 6-week sessions:

  • Winter: January 28, 2020 to March 17, 2020
    • Tuesdays, 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Winter Registration is closed or full.

  • Spring: April 7, 2020 to May 26, 2020
    • Tuesdays, 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Spring registration is closed or full.

Coming soon! Please check back for our fall 2020 session!

Ages 18+

Discipline Music

Price $720.00

Dress Requirements

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

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