Behind The Scenes Of Concerts: How Copyright Laws Affect Live Performances, And How Venues Are Licensed To Play Songs


The average concert goer probably does not think of the legal issues that a concert venue encounters. Before a concert—set up by companies such as Audio Images Sound & Lighting Inc—can take place, the musicians and the venue must have the legal right to publicly perform a song on the concert playlist. Here is an introduction into why live performances of songs are copyright protected, and how venues have the legal right to distribute the live performance of a song to an audience.

10 November 2014