Protect Your Music: Lyrics Lounge – The Rights Management Edition

Posted: June 14, 2010 in Sessions


Lyrics Lounge - Recording artist Akil Dasan drops by Lyrics Lounge for a very intimate music session with students and staffers.


Lyrics Lounge: Session II

June 10, 2010

For the last several decades, the issue of rights management has been one of  the most important topics of conversation among independent music artists. Therefore, Lyrics Lounge brought the discussion to ETC to help youth expand their knowledge base and gain a better  understanding of the complex relationship between art and commerce.  Despite the pouring rain, students and staff turned out on last Thursday for a cozy, one-on-one session with guest recording artist Akil Dasan. Our theme of the day was “Copyrights, Samples, and Rights Management.” As far as the happenings, Akil opened the session with a short medley of songs (including a tricked out rendition of Michael Jackson’s “Billy Jean” on acoustic guitar). Shortly after, a dialogue on copyrights, trademark law, and performance rights royalties commenced. Students learned everything from the importance of performance rights organizations like ACSAP, SESAC, and BMI to the truth about how songwriters and music producers make money. It was an excellent event that embraced both performance and music industry awareness. In short, it was B-A-N-A-N-A-S! And let me not forget to mention that there was Papa John’s pizza present. It really doesn’t get much better than that. There are 3 more sessions of Lyrics Lounge left for this first season. Be about the movement.



Say Cheeze: Event Pics

Check out these images from the event. The candids are the best!

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