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Musicians: Making the rights decision

Published 30.01.07 at 18:30

You want audience adoration, respect from your peers and the music industry, and the chance to keep your name and music in the public psyche for years to come; however, success in the music industry comes from a series of partnerships between musicians and industry. Such partnerships most likely involve a musician exchanging their IP rights for the expertise that enables them to distribute and sell their music whether on or off line.

This podcast is particularly useful for musicians at the beginning of their careers who are keen to develop a greater understanding of their IP rights in order to make better-informed professional decisions.

It is the result of a free event took place at the British Phonographic Industry (BPI) in January 2007. It was chaired by Kwaku of British Black Music and founder of the Black Music Congress (BMC), Jon Webster, director of Independent Member Services at BPI,Simon Goffe, managing director,  Heavyweight Management and Laurence Gilmore, partner at Hamlins.

This podcast is downloadable in two parts.

Please note that these podcasts discuss the legal position in the UK at the time of publication. They provide general information only and are not to be regarded as legal advice. You must take advice from a specialist lawyer in relation to your specific circumstances. Further, you should seek additional legal advice when dealing with parties based in other parts of the world or works originating from other parts of the world as the legal position may vary.

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