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The US Copyright Office has published a detailed study on the country’s music licensing framework.


  • The study, Copyright and the Music Marketplace, reviewed the existing system and made a number of recommendations on how authors should be fairly compensated and how the whole licensing process could be made more efficient.

Features and Benefits

  • The research note details why the current digital music licensing system is considered broken and how it can be fixed
  • The research note includes opinions from both sides of the argument regarding changes to the licensing system

Key questions answered

  • What is currently wrong with the US digital music licensing system?
  • How is the US Copyright Office proposing to fix the US digital music licensing system?

Table of contents

Ovum view

  • Summary
  • Squaring the digital-music licensing circle
  • US Copyright Office presents a digital licensing blueprint
  • Copyright Office recommendations
  • Mixed reaction from stakeholders


  • Author

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