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The Art of Music Publishing by Helen Gammons

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Managing rights – international framework and issues

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I have to share a short story that deeply touched me. I had the pleasure of visiting New Orleans for Jazz Fest 2008 and was really taken aback by the people I met and the incredible musicianship I encountered. I cried, sang and danced with the folks of this wonderful town in the aftermath of hurricane Katrina.

You will recall the thousands of people displaced after the hurricane. New Orleans is regarded as being the home of jazz music in America.1 Some people lost everything, literally everything – some people lost their lives. My sister was caught up in this; the school she worked in was all but swept away. The US government largely forgot these unfortunate people and many ...

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