Copyright Office Initiates Music Licensing Study and Requests Public Comments

The U.S. Copyright Office is initiating a study to evaluate the effectiveness of existing methods of licensing music. To aid this effort, the Office is soliciting written comments from the public on the current state of the music licensing marketplace, including specific subjects of inquiry set forth in a notice published in the Federal Register. The Federal Register notice is available at Written comments are to be submitted electronically via the comment submission form on the Office’s website. Comments are due on or before May 16, 2014. In addition, the Office will be announcing one or more public meetings to address music licensing issues to take place after written comments are received.