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How not to get ripped off in the music industry

Date: Wednesday 23 February 2005
Time: 6 – 8 pm

The Institute Of Contemporary Arts
The Mall

4 of 108 places available
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If you’ve started to play, publicise and promote your music, then protecting your ideas (and making sure you don’t get ripped off) should form a major part of your professional strategy.

This Own It event will offer a basic guide to the law and how it relates to artists in the music industry. It will cover the steps you need to take in order to stop somebody else stealing or otherwise using your work without your permission (including copyright, licensing, royalties etc.) as well as what to look out for in the initial contracts a musician or
songwriter may enter into". There will be plenty of opportunity to ask questions.

About the speakers:

Joe Wilson is a musician and producer who started his career with the band Sneaker Pimps, selling over 2 million records worldwide. He has subsequently worked as a producer and remixer with artists as diverse as Placebo, Sophie Ellis Bextor, Marylin Manson, Natalie Imbruglia, The Libertines and Ian McCulloch. His music has been used in feature films such as “A life less Ordinary”, “The Saint” and “Spawn”, as well as for adverts and various websites. He is also a practising artist with commissions from the CCA in Glasgow, the ICA in London and Channel Four. Most recently he has produced an album for and tours with the band Client for Mute records.

Nicky Stein, Clintons Solicitors. Nicky Stein qualified as a solicitor in 2001 and specialises in music and entertainment law. Since the 1960s, Clintons, as one of the leading law firms in the music industry, has represented artists in the pop, rock and classical arenas, with clients such as The Who, Jimi Hendrix, Paul McCartney and The Cure, and has a track record for acting for those that have shaped today's music industry. Clintons currently act for artists as diverse as U2, Muse, Paul Weller, Daft Punk and the Stereophonics in addition to many well-known producers, writers and managers.

Hélène Muddiman was signed to EMI Records and Music Publishing at the age of 18. She is classically trained and plays a range of instruments including guitar, bass, keyboards and piano. Her singing has featured on many of Hans Zimmer’s film scores and several pieces for television, and various hits for other artists. As a composer/arranger she has worked with various artists, including Emma Bunton, Rachel Stevens, Elvis Costello, Gary Numan, King, and Alison Limerick.

Event sponsors or co-organisers:
Clintons Solicitors, CM, Eastside Records, British Academy of Composers & Writers, MCPS - PRS Alliance, MBF, MusicTank.

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