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Licensing Music For Broadway – 2017 Topic 4

Licensing Music For Broadway – 2017 Topic 4

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 Licensing Music for Broadway

Musical compositions, in particular, can enhance the experience and success of a show. Pre-existing music used in new shows, such as Beautiful – The Carole King Musical or Jersey Boys, the story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, or tunes by ABBA in the fictitious Mamma Mia, have resulted in highly profitable and very popular long-running Broadway productions, realizing worldwide success. The legal and business process of developing a project that uses pre-existing music for a play or as part of a stage musical will be discussed by an expert panel all of whom have been involved in the negotiation and production of these or other Broadway shows. The issues discussed included the nature of the agreements required with music publishers, composers, lyricists and producers and the typical types of deals entered into by Broadway producers with respect to the license and use of musical compositions for live stage performances and cast albums.


Diane Krausz, Esq., The Law Offices of Diane Krausz (Moderator)

Jason Baruch, Esq., Sendroff & Baruch, LLP

Roberta L. Korus, Esq., Roberta Korus, Attorney-at-Law

Karen A. Kowgios, CPA, Partner, WithumSmith+Brown, PC

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