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Music Law Research Guide

This guide provides resources relevant to legal issues commonly faced by artists and the music industry, such as copyright, licensing, and antitrust law.

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Introduction

This research guide provides resources relevant to legal issues commonly faced by artists and the music industry, such as copyright, licensing, and antitrust law. It includes both primary and secondary sources, but is focused on U.S. law and does not include foreign or international materials. It also includes sources which you can use to find news or background information about the music industry. 

Getting Started

The following resources provide good introductions to the music industry and the legal issues it most commonly faces:

Further Research Guidance

The Georgetown Law Library has a number of other research guides that may be relevant to music law research, such as:

We also have a number of guides to treatises and study aids, called Treatise Finders, based on legal subject area:

Update History

Updated January 2017 (AG)
Updated April 2015 (AG)

Updated January 2014 (CC)