In this clip from www.artistshousemusic.org – ay Cooper, a Los Angeles-based music lawyer introduces himself and the practice of music law, and shares some incredibly valuable information about the state of the music business today. Among the topics discussed: how file sharing fits into the history of recorded music; whether new-style record deals like 360-degree contracts, 50/50 deals, and non-traditional distribution channels (e.g. Starbucks) are worth your time; the difficult and potentially costly to artists question of whether recorded music counts as work-for-hire under US law; the real reason the RIAA is suing your grandmother, and much more.