This Comment argues that the current administration of copyright laws in the United States creates disincentives for the performance of music from 1925 to 1978. Section II begins with an overview of copyright law in the United States as it relates to sheet music. Section III describes the current state of classical music in the United States, and the impact of the digital age on sheet music. Section IV concludes by arguing a central repository of copyright records would better promote classical music from that time period.
Yunica Jiang is a J.D. Candidate, Temple University Beasley School of Law, 2020.