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Events

‘What's the Deal? MU Contract Advice Workshop’

Bristol

05 Mar 2018

6:15pm - 9:00pm

The wide variety of music industry agreements to be currently found - and the complexity of terminology used - remains a confusing and vexing area for the unwary.

How do you know if you are being offered a fair and reasonable agreement, what rights are being sought from you and what does the other party expect from you (and you from the other party)?

What might the implications be of signing without obtaining your own independent legal advice?

Join music industry lawyer Mark Melton and the MU’s Paul Gray for an overview of the various agreements that musicians and songwriters are most commonly presented with.

We’ll also look at what may be included in an initial “Heads of Agreement” and follow that through to a full “long-form” contract.

Key areas will include:

  • Recording, Management, Music Publishing, Licensing and Synchronisation Agreements - territory, term, advances, royalty points, exclusivity, options, key man, sunset clauses and commissions, accounting provisions, termination, Law & Jurisdiction
  • Copyrights and license v assignment
  • Definitions and explanations of key terminology
  • Clauses, their meaning and implications
  • Key points to be aware, and wary of
  • Using simple MU agreements - co-writing, Song Share and pre-recording
  • The importance of seeking independent legal advice and the MU’s free Contract Advisory and Aftercare Service

Places are limited to 50 attendees – please register early to avoid disappointment

This event is free for MU members, £5 for BMIN Members and £10 for others.

PLEASE ENSURE YOU BRING ALONG YOUR MU/BMIN MEMBERSHIP CARD!

Event location

The Lantern Room, Colston Hall, Bristol, BS1 5AR


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