Commentary

291 Commissioned and non-commissioned music and sound recordings

ENTERTAINMENT AND MEDIA vol 15(1) commentary, music industry documentation
| Commentary

291 Commissioned and non-commissioned music and sound recordings

| Commentary

291 Commissioned and non-commissioned music and sound recordings

Where a producer commissions a composer to write music specifically for a film or television programme or multimedia product, it is possible for the producer to acquire all rights of copyright in this material, subject to rights which are vested in the Performing Right Society Limited (‘PRS’)1. Where the composer is a member of the PRS, the terms and conditions of the composer’s membership assign to the PRS the right to authorise the public performance and broadcast of all music written by their members. The terms and conditions of employment of any

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