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Marc Mellits is among the leading composers whose works are widely performed in Europe and North America and are also found on numerous recordings. As an established professional composer, he now enjoys several revenue streams related to—but also beyond—his compositional output. Royalties are one of the income streams, collected by performing rights organizations of which he is a member. This case centers on the question of a territorial release for licensing his work in France and French territories, where his music is doing exceptionally well.
Author: Michael A. Anderson
Published: Volume 4, Spring 2018
Details: PDF Download – 11 pages plus Appendices
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Case Study Methodology
Eastman Case Studies for classroom use have three key attributes:
1. They offer an issue encountered by management in music administration, which demands a resolution or action.
2. They put the student into the business situation, creating an immersive experience that will sharpen student judgement and acumen for similar circumstances.
3. They are presented as chronologically compact scenarios, keeping to facts that bear on the case, and minimizing long histories and extraneous stories about musical arts organizations. The cases shine a light onto particular business problems and are packaged concisely for student learning.