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Making money from music

Date: Wednesday 20 July 2005
Time: 6:00 - 8:00 pm plus drinks

63b Clerkenwell Road

20 of 110 places available
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You’ve made the music, now how do you get hold of the royalties, and what are your rights?

This ‘Own It’ event will look at how the business works and how royalties are collected when the music you’ve created is played on the radio, in a cab, or at a gig and whether the payment and the collection systems differ if its used on tv, film or adverts.

There will be plenty of opportunity to ask questions and get answers from the people who have been there and done it and who can help you get what is rightfully yours.

Moderator: Francis Shaw

Francis is an experienced composer of a wide variety of music. His many television credits include: Shackleton of the Antarctic (BBC) and Crime and Punishment (BBC) and The Life And Loves Of Oscar Wilde (BBC). Francis contributed music and orchestrated much of the score for A Room With A View and composed music for The Fourth Protocol. Francis has provided new orchestrations of Charlie Chaplin's music, and choral arrangements of Les Miserables, Aspects of Love, Miss Saigon and Showboat. He has also arranged Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band for symphony orchestra.

Francis scored the Oscar nominated Swedish film 'EVIL', now showing in the UK.

Writer/Performer: David Arnold, Media Composer, Performer

David is an award winning composer who has written music for a huge range of top films and tv programmes including the James Bond films, Stoned and Little Britain. He has also worked with international artists including Bjork, Iggy Pop, Pulp, Garbage and Damien Rice to name a few.

Publisher: Ian Wright, Chairman, Reverb Music Ltd
Member MPA Pop Publishers Committee

In a career spanning some thirty years, Ian was a Director of M.A.M. plc through the 70's before setting up his own company, TBA International, the UK's biggest Agency & Concert Promotions company of the ’80's. In 1987 he turned instead to full time Artist Management as XL Talent, and at the beginning of the ’90's also set up Reverb Music Ltd. Over the past 14 years Reverb Music has grown organically into one of the biggest independent publishers in the UK and is known for its innovative approach to the ever changing world of music publishing. Reverb Music’s expansion includes many successful joint venture projects, the outstanding two of which are Reverb 2 Music, headed by ex-Warner Chappell Head of International, Annette Barrett, and Leaf Songs, headed by ex-Perfect Songs guru, Liam Teeling.

Manager: David Stopps, Managing Director, Friars Management
MMF Council Member

David’s management career began in 1982 when he managed Marillion and then Howard Jones, who he still manages today. Howard Jones, (who co-wrote and co-produced 'Blue' with the Sugababes on their 'Angels with Dirty Faces' album) has to-date sold over 8 million albums and continues to tour extensively. In 2001 Stopps and Jones formed a production company, Dtox Records, and signed Martin Grech whose first album, 'Open Heart Zoo', was licensed to Interscope in LA for the world. He and Jones also opened a ground-breaking vegetarian bar and restaurant in New York called 'Nowhere'. David has been a member of the MMF Council since 1993. He was treasurer of the MMF for 3 years and has been chairman of the MMF Copyright and Contracts Sub-Committee for 8 years.

He co-ordinated and co-wrote the 'Guidelines for Artist Management Agreements' which can be found in the MMF book, 'The Music Management Bible'.

Others: Andy Ellis, MCPS-PRS Alliance and Jill Drew, PPL - in audience

Co sponsors: BMR

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