Global vs. Territorial Licensing: The Do’s and Don’ts

Many production music sub-publishers control exclusive rights for only one or just a few territories. Yet, many clients today demand global rights in perpetuity when requesting a license. Licenses for specifically digital platforms, like YouTube and Netflix, are by their nature global, yet licensing is still often done through the local representative of a library. When is a locally issued license in contravention of the exclusive rights that might be enjoyed by sub-publishers in other territories? This panel addresses the legalities of licensing within these constraints, and after providing real examples of the challenges local sub-publishers must face, will offer some specific do’s and don’ts for sub-publishers.


Moderator: Alex Black

Location: Breakout Room Date: October 5, 2017 Time: 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm Alex Black Simon James