Music Rights Unveiled provides an inside look at the complex world of music rights for film and video and includes step-by-step guidance to navigate these tricky waters. Authors Brooke Wentz and Maryam Battaglia share their decades of expertise in this user-friendly guide, designed specifically with filmmakers and producers in mind. The book provides a brief history of the pricing of music in film, television and digital media markets, and explains the process by which music is licensed or acquired for films, highlighting pitfalls to avoid and strategies for success.
Further features include:
A discussion of new media platforms and the intricacies of the rights needed to use music on those platforms;
Tips for working with key music staff on a production - the Composer, the Music Supervisor and the Music Editor;
An in-depth explanation of building a budget for the music component of your media project.
Brooke Wentz is an IP rights executive who founded The Rights Workshop, a company that specializes in securing music rights and licensing for emerging media. She is CEO of a new international music discovery site, Seven Seas Music. As the former MD for ESPN, rights consultant to TechTV, and A&R Administrator for Arista Records, Brooke authored Hey, That's My Music!: Music Supervision, Licensing and Content Acquisition. She is also a former radio host who won a Billboard Award for one of the bestselling world music recordings, and brings over 25 years of music industry experience to the Bay Area. She is a graduate of Barnard College and Columbia Business School, and currently teaches at the University of the Pacific in California.
Maryam Battaglia began her career in the music industry over a decade ago working at entertainment law firms and specializing in publishing administration, licensing and copyright law. She went on to work at leading entertainment company Live Nation as administrator of intellectual property. In 2008 she joined Brooke at The Rights Workshop to oversee its business affairs, and over the years has amassed several music supervision credits in film & television. In 2015 she and Brooke co-launched Seven Seas Music, which offers media producers a rich catalogue of international music for placement. In addition to music supervision, Maryam serves as music publishing administrator for catalogues including Bread & Roses, Seven Seas Music, Gold Toes Entertainment, among others. Her work combines her passion for music and media, business and legal affairs, and deal-making. She is a graduate of UCLA and California Western School of Law.