The Key Developments In Music Rights Masterclass

in association with Lewis Silkin | Monday 6 Mar 2017, London | BOOK HERE

PLEASE NOTE this masterclass was moved to Monday 6 Mar because of the planned industrial action on the London Underground on the original date.

This half day masterclass, led by CMU MD and Business Editor Chris Cooke, will review all the key developments in music rights in the last twelve months.

• Get up to date on the wider safe harbours and value gap debate – in both Europe and the US – and understand the importance of the legal battle between BMG and Cox Communications.

• Find out what the draft European Copyright Directive says about safe harbours, transparency and contract adjustment, and what these measures may mean for the future of UK copyright law.

• Learn how the American ‘reversion right’ works and the potential impact of a recent case involving Duran Duran.

• Get up to speed on efforts to reform the ‘consent decrees’ that regulate collective licensing in the US, and understand how a recent lawsuit seeks to put some contraints on the smallest American collecting society GMR.

• Fully understand what is meant by ‘100% licensing’ and why the US Department Of Justice’s review of the consent decrees made it such a big issue.

• Find out why some European artists are now employing direct licensing for the live performance of their songs, and the challenges that poses the collective licensing system.

• Find out about some key copyright cases in the last year – including the Happy Birthday, MegaUpload and KickassTorrents cases – and the various plagiarism cases, including the ‘Blurred Lines’ appeal.

This masterclass brings together reports and insights written and provided by Chris Cooke for CMU over the last twelve months, as well as information gathered for ‘Dissecting The Digital Dollar’, the in-depth reports produced by CMU Insights for the UK Music Manager Forum.

There will be plenty of opportunities for questions, discussion and networking, plus each attendee will receive a copy of the slides presented.

This masterclass runs at the offices of Lewis Silkin at 5 Chancery Lane, London, EC4A 1BL from 2.00-5.30pm on Monday 6 Mar.

Places at the masterclass are just £99. CLICK HERE to book your place.

Premium subscribers to CMU get a 25% discount on tickets to this event by using the discount code contained in the CMU Premium email. You can also buy a combined ticket and twelve month premium subscription via Eventbrite and benefit from the 25% discount on this event.

CHRIS COOKE is an editor, journalist and media entrepreneur.

He is co-Founder, MD and Business Editor of CMU, a service provider to the music industry. Best known for its media – the CMU Daily, CMU Podcast, CMU Digest and CMU Trends – the CMU business also provides training and consultancy to music companies, hosts the UK’s biggest music business conference at The Great Escape festival in Brighton, and runs the CMU:DIY education programme for new talent. Chris writes for CMU’s media, co-hosts the podcast, curates and presents CMU@TGE, and leads the company’s training and consultancy projects.

CMU is part of Chris’s company 3CM UnLimited, which also has media, consultancy and education divisions. Through UnLimited Media he also publishes cultural recommendations service ThisWeek London and its sister magazine ThreeWeeks Edinburgh, and produces and hosts the regular TW:TALKS podcast. And via UnLimited Learning he helps to run the award winning PR training charity the Taylor Bennett Foundation, which is enabling more ethnic diversity in the communications industry.

With degrees in English and Law, Chris regularly writes about, discusses and comments on media and media law, music and comedy, and the music and communication industries. He authored the report ‘Dissecting The Digital Dollar’ for the UK’s Music Managers Forum, has written business courses for the Detroit Institute Of Music Education, and occasionally performs spoken word show ‘Chris Cooke’s Free Speech’.

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