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Mark J. Davis

Mark J. Davis


Mark J. Davis is an author of materials Mark J. Davis is a member of the Virtual Speakers Bureau



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Skills & Interests

  • Business / Business Law (Expert)
    Music business, copyright, trademark, music publishing, record contracts, licensing
  • Arts / Music (Expert)
    Copyright, TEACH Act, Music business, trademark, music publishing, record contracts, licensing


  • MEIEA Music & Entertainment Industry Educators Association
    Journal Editorial Advisory Board Member 04/2013 – Current
  • US Fifth Circuit Court of Appeal
    Attorney 06/1993 – Current
  • Louisiana State Bar Association
    Attorney 10/1978 – Current

Education History

  • Juris Doctor (05/1978)
    Tulane University School of Law
  • B.A. (08/1976)
    Tulane University


  • Davis, M.J.. (2014). Teacher's Guide to Copyright 3rd Edition iBook. BuzzGig, LLC.
  • Davis, M.J.. (2013). Ancillary & online materials, Chapter reviews in Music Business Handbook 10th Edition Baskerville. SAGE.
  • Davis, M.J.. (2010). Legal Issues in the Music Industry. BuzzGig, LLC.

Teaching Experience

  • Legal Issues in the Music Business 1 & 2 (Current)
    • Loyola University, College of Music & Fine Arts – Music Business
    • Copyrights, music publishing, recording contracts.
  • Legal and Intellectual Property Issues for Distance Learning EDU6409 (Winter 2014)
    • Northeastern University Graduate School of Education – Copyright
    • Focusing on the use and delivery of copyrighted material and the Internet. Subjects include detailed examination of fundamentals of the TEACH Act, Fair Use policies, methods for obtaining permission for use of intellectual property, recommended guidelines for use of intellectual property, and best practices to establish usage policies.
  • Contemporary Music Industry (Spring 2001)
    • Tulane University – Music Business


  • Copyright for Educators, 01/05/2011
    Presentation to faculty of Northwestern State University focusing on common copyright issues in the classroom
  • Copyright for Teachers and Librarians in the Digital Age (Presentation about MERLOT), 08/06/2008
    MERLOT 2008: Two hour workshop on copyright issues with an emphasis on practical solutions to problems faced by librarians and educators.
  • Fair Use Ain't What You Think It Is., 06/13/2008
    New Media Consortium 2008 at Princeton Univ. Speech on copyright, Fair Use, and the TEACH Act for digital classrooms.


  • Instructor of Music Business (09/2001 – Current) Loyola Univ. College of Music, Music Industry Studies Program
  • Partner (04/1993 – 06/2003) Eveline, Davis, & Phillips, Attorneys at Law
  • Arbitrator, Copyright Arbitration Royalty Panel (10/2000 – 04/2001) Library of Congress, U.S. Copyright Office