One 7-week term

Class activities and assignments – Study 4-6 hours weekly.

Class Starts

early Spring 2022

What do Musicians Need to Know about Copyright & Licensing?

Get an in-depth look at the current business of music copyright and licensing. Students will learn about the history of copyright, current laws, and how it’s relevant for performers, composers, and all those working in the music field. Students will also learn about music licensing, how royalties are earned and distributed, and how streaming on the web is changing music licensing. We will consider real-life scenarios and actual case studies from the music business, and guest speakers will share insights and experiences from the field.

Topics Include:




Current Laws

Streaming Services

Eastman Credit Option

$798 USD

This is a one-credit course and is available for Eastman undergraduate or graduate credit. Students must achieve a grade of B or higher for this course to count towards the Eastman Career and Leadership Certificate.

Non-Credit Option

$399 USD

Students receive a grade report for the course but no college credit from Eastman*. Students are expected to meet all course requirements, including assignments, participation in activities, and meeting of all deadlines.

*Students who choose the non-credit option are not eligible for the Eastman Career and Leadership Certificate.

Meet the Instructor

Steve Danyew

Composer, Educator, Arts Administrator

Steve Danyew is a composer and educator whose music has been hailed as “startlingly beautiful” and “undeniably well crafted and communicative” by the Miami Herald, and has been praised as possessing “sensitivity, skill and tremendous sophistication” by the Kansas City Independent. He serves as an Instructor in the Arts Leadership Program at the Eastman School of Music and is the Managing Editor of the Paul R. Judy Center for Innovation and Research at the Eastman School, where he writes and curates content for musicians, ensembles, and organizations. Danyew received a B.M. from the Frost School of Music at the University of Miami and holds an M.M. in Composition and Certificate in Arts Leadership from the Eastman School of Music. For more information, please visit www.stevedanyew.com

Learn More

“It is expected that all those entering the professional music field are exceptional musicians – but that is not enough in our competitive marketplace. Today’s musicians must have a comprehensive portfolio of additional skills to envision and implement a successful career in music.

– James Doser, Director of the Institute for Music Leadership