Southwestern Law School 
MUSIC FOR FILM & TELEVISION (664SN)
David Helfant is a Music, Film and TV Lawyer, Music Supervisor, and is teaching Music for Film & Television at Southwestern Law School.  His course is open to students and non-students and covers Copyright, music clearance and securing the synchronization and master recording rights. 


Please email [email protected] with "Music Clearance CLE" in the subject for further information of this course. 
​The use of musical compositions and sound recordings in films and television programs provides a significant source of revenue for music publishers and record companies. Although the use of music is ubiquitous in these platforms, the agreements that permit such use involve specialized negotiation and knowledge of numerous factors that dictate the scope and cost of the use. This one credit course will train students in the analysis of these factors, the clearance process of securing the synchronization rights to use specific musical compositions and the master recording rights to use specific sound recordings. Ancillary rights to use a musical composition or sound recording on a soundtrack album will also be analyzed. Prerequisite: Copyright Law (538)