Making a Music Documentary: Hidden Hurdles & Legal Loopholes

With the surging interest in music documentaries like HBO’s “The Defiant Ones,” Netflix’s “Quincy” and “Rapture” and the Tupac biopic “All Eyes On Me,” making music documentaries or movies can be a profitable endeavor for producers and digital streamers. But the road to creating one of these successful ventures is laden with music rights issues and legal complexities that can easily derail your project. Our panel of experienced producers and lawyers will delve into the hidden hurdles and legal loopholes encountered when creating this kind of unique content and brokering the appropriate distribution deal.



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Primary Entry: Music Badge, Platinum Badge, Artist Wristband, Film Badge, Interactive Badge
Format: Panel
Event Type: Session
Track: CLE
Level: Intermediate