This is a brief timeline of some interesting music copyright moments in history. I have cherry picked a few high-profile issues/cases that represent different angles of music copyright evolution.
As an amateur musician and music lover, I’m interested in innovative models of production and distribution in the music industry. I think we can learn a lot by understanding how we got to a place of music being treated as property. I am trying to get a better idea of what this looks like from both sides of music copyright protection.
Most recently, I am interested in protections in regards to traditional knowledge and cultures.
I would love to add more to this eventually–and am open to more entries in the comments!