Key Developments In Music Rights

A half-day masterclass on music copyright trends | supported by Lewis Silkin

This half-day masterclass provides a concise and user-friendly overview of all the key developments that have occured in music copyright in the last twelve months, including:

1. A review of the music sections of the the new European Copyright Directive and the value gap campaign that informed article thirteen.

2. Other safe harbour reform and the impact of the BMG v Cox case in the US.

3. A review of the Music Modernization Act in the US, explaining which American copyright quirks it seeks to address, and which remain an issue.

4. An explanation of the termination right under US copyright law and the issues being considered in the Duran Duran case in the UK.

5. Trends and controversies in the collective licensing domain, including the emergence of the copyright hubs, the continued shift to direct deals with song rights in digital and issues in both Europe and the US.

6. Debates and controversies that have surrounded key plagiarism cases that have followed the landmark ‘Blurred Lines’ judgement.

7. The growth of web-blocking and other music industry led anti-piracy activity around the world.

Look out for details of the next edition of this masterclass here soon.

CMU Insights training takes place at the offices of Lewis Silkin at 5 Chancery Lane, London, EC4A 1BL.

This masterclass is led by Chris Cooke, Founder and Managing Director of CMU. Chris has written about the music business daily for over fifteen years and is a leading expert on the sector, often speaking about best practice and current trends at conferences and events around the world.

He also has hands-on experience working on music and marketing projects involving artists, labels, brands and media, and he authored the book ‘Dissecting The Digital Dollar’ for the UK’s Music Managers Forum. With degrees in English and Law, Chris is an experienced trainer who also has expertise in media, marketing, PR and communications.

CMU Insights provides training to hundreds of music industry professionals each year via our own seminar and masterclass programmes; in-house training for music companies like Sony Music, ie:music and ATC Management; courses for members of industry organisations like BPI, MMF, IMRO and the Musicians’ Union; and sessions for the likes of Music Estonia, Music Norway and the Association Of Caribbean Copyright Societies.

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