A Crash Course in Music Licensing in the United States

Presented by Blake Brandenburg, Christine Pepe and Bill Stevens | Published on: July 16, 2015

About This Workshop

Music licensing is a crucial topic for yoga teachers and studios and is not to be taken lightly. Yoga Alliance® has partnered with two Performance Rights Organizations (PROs) to educate the yoga community about music licensing. Watch this workshop with ASCAP and SESAC representatives to learn:

  • Six ways to protect yourself from music copyright infringement,
  • How and when to purchase a license, and
  • Details about special discounts we negotiated for the entire yoga community.

About the Presenters

Christine Pepe, ESQ. is the VP Business & Legal Affairs at ASCAP. Christine negotiates a wide variety of license agreements with various music users. Blake Brandenburg is the Director of Strategic Licensing at ASCAP. Blake leads a team to secure license agreements across the US. Bill Stevens is the Director of Business Development at SESAC. Bill has spoken at many national conventions and has worked in the music business for 39 years, the last 27 at SESAC.

Eligibility for Continuing Education

This workshop counts for one Continuing Education Non-Contact Hour or one RYS Curriculum Non-Contact Hour under the Teaching Methodology category.

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