Join AMEC for this year’s 23rd international edition of one of the world’s leading music business and showcase events – MUSEXPO (, which takes place March 19 – 22, 2023 in Burbank, CA “The Media Capital of The World.”

The event brings together insights, networking and access to many great executives and opportunities from across the creative and business sectors around the world from A&R, digital, synch, management, distribution, radio/streaming, live, music publishing, performance rights, brands, live and so much more! Companies that participate at MUSEXPO have included the likes of ABC TV, Universal Music, Interscope Records, Disney, Netflix, Universal Pictures, YouTube, Spotify, Apple Music, Shazam, Atlantic Records, BMG, Island Records, Capitol Records, EA Games, Activision, Pepsico, Live Nation, AEG, BBC Radio 1, FKP Skorpio, Primary Wave, peermusic, RCA Records, Columbia Records, Republic Records, Glassnote, 20th Century FOX, NBC Universal Television, PlayStation Studios, Red Bull Records, Universal Music Publishing, Warner Chappell, Concord Music Group, Amazon Music, Coca-Cola, Billboard, Hollywood Reporter, Music Business Worldwide, TuneCore, InGrooves, Times Music India, and 100’s of others.

Some of the artists who have performed, launched or been signed to deals from performing at MUSEXPO include: Katy Perry, Jack Savoretti, Forest Blakk, Jessie J, Frank Turner, The Temper Trap, Robyn, Gavin James, Sheppard, Lime Cordiale, Passenger, Teddybears, Ida Maria, LMFAO, Missy Higgins, Tina Dico, Mads Langer and many others.

Registration to MUSEXPO gives you access to all panels, keynote interviews, networking breakfast, awards lunches (including for Pete Ganbarg, President A&R, Atlantic Records & President ATCO Records), showcases, evening networking mixers and the opening night wine-tasting reception, as well as access to the Global Synch and A&R Summit where you have an opportunity to meet up with almost two dozen different executives from the A&R and film/TV, movie trailers, videogames music supervision community.

MUSEXPO is offering AMEC members a 10% discount to attend this year’s event. Register HERE and enter the discount code MUSE10 when prompted to receive the AMEC discount.

Click HERE for more information on MUSEXPO.

The Importance of a Work Made For Hire Agreement

Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck LLP

t is ideal for a business to employ policies and strategies to own intellectual property, not merely to receive an assignment or license thereto. One tool for doing so is to ensure that copyrightable works are created under effective “work made for hire” circumstances. In the United States, the initial owner of a copyrightable work is generally the person who reduces a copyrightable expression to a tangible medium. However, the individual who reduces a copyrightable expression to a tangible medium is not the owner if it is a work made for hire. A work made for hire exists generally when: (1) the work is prepared by an employee within the course and scope of employment for the employer; or (2) the work is prepared by an independent contractor who has signed a work made for hire agreement pursuant to 17 U.S.C. Section 101.

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