Music Publishing

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Code Completion Credits Range Language Instruction Semester
110HN ZK 4 2T Czech summer

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Learning outcomes of the course unit

The course aim is a satifactory bearing in issues of music publishing, its structure and activities with a view to the relationships with composers, protection associations and music consumers.

Mode of study

contact instruction

Prerequisites and co-requisites


Course contents

Use of notation materials

Arrangement and use notation material in rentals, purchase and production with a view to the interests of the composer, original publisher and user.

Development of publishing activity in the Czech Republic and Europe.

Publishing - traditional forms in various variations. Beginnings and gensis of publishing in Europe. The Czech Republic 1918 - 2006 with a view to the development particulars. Privatization of Czech publishing. Foreign publishing and its current activity.

Additional subjects which cover music - primarily operations material in the Czech Republic (Dilia, ČHF).

Publishing contracts

Publishing contracts - manner and extent of providing licenses. Contract registration requirements at OSA. Co-activities of authors. Special negotiations with an unrepresented author.

Licence contracts

Licence contracts on the use of a work on rental and load according to copyright law.

Licence contracts on the use of a work publishede by press according to copyright law. Use of a work represented by 3 persons (agency, publisher), ceding a licence.

Structure and sources of publishing income

Sturcture of classical music publishing in general and in relation to investment. Sources of music publishing income and issues in individual areas - sales, rental, yield from VP and MP

Sub-publishing contracts

Sub-publishing contracts, covering, other licenses.

Overall rights

Overall rights - Stage works. Contracts on the distribution of a work and publishing contracts. Operations contracts. Issues in critical and research publishing of operas, European commission directives, Broadcast.

The publisher and the media

The publisher and public radio/tv - historical and economic background. One-time fee payments. payments for rental - the current compensation system for broadcast. Standard contracts with publishers. Changes in the EBU program. Additional use of sound recordings. Use of commercial recordings.

Recommended or required reading

Only lecture material

Assessment methods and criteria

Knowledge of issues at the world's largest publishing houses, particulars of so-called publishing rights, prospects.



Schedule for winter semester 2019/2020:

The schedule has not yet been prepared

Schedule for summer semester 2019/2020:

room TR1-4024
Učebna 4024 (HAMU-Tržiště 18)

(Tržiště 18, Praha 1)
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Date Day Time Tutor Location Notes No. of paralel
Tue 12:00–13:30 Radim KOLEK Učebna 4024 (HAMU-Tržiště 18)
Tržiště 18, Praha 1
lecture parallel1

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