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CMU Insights: Get to grips with all things music rights

By | Published on Wednesday 4 September 2019


The CMU Insights seminars kick off again later this month with our popular Making Money From Music Copyright series.

If you work in the music industry, there is a very high chance you are creating, managing, administrating, utilising, exploiting and/or benefiting from some kind of copyright. Therefore it’s important for everyone to have a basic understanding of how it all works.

Copyright can seem very complicated at times, and when you start to dig more deeply there are plenty of complexities and ambiguities to navigate. But the basic principles are quite straight forward when explained well. And that’s where the CMU Insights seminars come in!

There are three sessions. The first explains the basics of copyright law and how it applies to songs and recordings. The second runs through the ins and outs of music licensing, and when and why collective licensing is employed. And the third looks at how the music industry exploits those copyrights to make money, running through each of the key strands of the music rights business, including streams, CDs, sync and public performance.

The seminars run on Monday evenings from 16 Sep at the London HQ of Lewis Silkin on Chancery Lane. You can book into each session separately or get a single ticket for all three. The latter costs just £125 plus VAT. Click here for full info.