Using Music at Work -

Balancing Creativity and Compliance

Thursday, February 23, 2017
1:00 pm EST

Your company is a creative powerhouse. Setting aside formal titles and departments, your employees are creators, producers and publishers of content. And they don't just reside in your marketing and corporate communications departments, they're spread out across the org chart developing presentations, videos, web content to help motivate and train employees, engage with customers and prospects, recruit new talent and build your company's brand. They rely on external content to get the job done and increasingly that means using music sourced from the web.

For legal counsel, fielding one-off employee requests for this content can be time-consuming and often leads to an answer of "No" which can be frustrating for all parties. Of greater concern are those employees that are unaware of the licensing issues associated with using music in presentations and videos.

Join business, technology, entertainment, and licensing lawyer Joy Butler as she discusses:

  • The use of music in the workplace
  • The different types of music licenses
  • The copyright implications
  • How in-house counsel can minimize risk while enabling employees to express their creativity.

Featured Speaker: Joy Butler

Joy R. Butler is an  attorney and author with over twenty years of experience counseling clients on business, licensing, technology, and media matters.  Through her Washington, DC-based private law firm practice, she provides transactional and advisory services primarily to mid-market companies and small businesses.

Ms. Butler excels at explaining complicated legal issues in understandable terms and proposing practical solutions to business problems. Her writings relevant to music licensing include The Permission Seeker's Guide Through the Legal Jungle: Clearing Copyrights, Trademarks and Other Rights for Entertainment and Media Productions, recently updated and expanded for 2017.  She has also authored books on internet law and contests and sweepstakes law and regularly blogs on intellectual property, media, and licensing issues at

Ms. Butler is a graduate of Harvard Law School and Harvard College.

Copyright Clearance Center

CCC is a leading global rights-licensing technology organization that provides solutions that simplify compliance for content users, promotes the work of creators and supports the principles of copyright. A rights broker for the world’s most sought-after journals, books, blogs, movies and more, CCC makes it easy for businesses and academic institutions to use, share and store copyrighted material while compensating content creators for their works. With its international subsidiary, RightsDirect, CCC serves more than 35,000 customers and 12,000 publishers around the world.