Making Money From Music Copyright

Three evening seminars on music rights and the music rights business | supported by Lewis Silkin

These three CMU Insights seminars together provide a user-friendly guide to how music copyright works and how music rights make money.

The next edition of this seminar programme will take place in early 2019 – look out for more details here soon.

Places on the full programme are £125 – or you can book into individual sessions for £49.99.

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

next edition TBA, 6.30pm
An introduction to copyright law and how it applies to the music business, including ownership, terms and how copyrights make money. Including:

• What has copyright protection in the UK?
• The key music rights.
• Copyright ownership rules: default owners and assignment.
• Copyright terms – why was the sound recording term extended?
• How do copyrights make money?

next edition TBA, 6.30pm
An introduction to how music licensing works and an overview of the collective licensing system and the UK collecting societies. Including:

• A review of copyright law basics.
• A summary of how copyright makes money.
• The ins and outs of music licensing and deal making.
• When and why collective licensing applies.
• The pros and cons of collective licensing.
• Copyright vetoes and exemptions.

next edition TBA, 6.30pm
An overview of the various elements of the music rights sector and how they are performing in 2018. Including:

• A review of how music rights make money.
• A guide to the different kinds of digital music platforms.
• An overview of the dominant digital platforms in 2018.
• The digital music spectrum and the challenges of freemium.
• The physical music market.
• The sync market.
• Public performance licensing.

These seminars are led by Chris Cooke, MD and Business Editor 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 authored the ‘Dissecting The Digital Dollar’ reports 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, IMRO and the Musicians’ Union; and sessions for the likes of Music Estonia, Music Norway and the Association Of Caribbean Copyright Societies.

Published prices include VAT and booking fees. Refunds are available on CMU Insights bookings made via Eventbrite up to 30 days before the seminar. After that date bookings are non-refundable, though a place can be transferred to another person. Payment must be made before attendance unless otherwise arranged. If, for any reason, a course is postponed or cancelled CMU Insights will let each participant know by email (via the email address used in the booking) and affected participants will have the option to move their booking to another course or to take a full refund. All content delivered via these seminars is © CMU Insights.