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Following the finance event held at Shoosmiths in late September, we are very pleased to be returning to Manchester to host our Induction Day at The Sharp Project on Thursday, 22nd January. Join us for an overview of music management including a look at insurance, basic marketing, contracts, finance and accounting and more. Booking details coming Read more

24th November, 2014 — MMF

The deadline for applications for the next round of funding from the BPI and UK Trade & Investment’s Music Export Growth Scheme is 15th December. Congratulations to those artists who scored funding from the last round, including Andy Burrows, Tom Vek and Pulled Apart By Horses. Find more details and apply at http://www.bpi.co.uk/export-scheme.aspx

11th November, 2014 — MMF

What a 10 days it’s been for those interested in the streaming debate.  The independent label-services and publishing company Kobalt released encouraging figures as to the economic growth of streaming; Taylor Swift withdrew her catalogue from Spotify while, perhaps contradictorily, leaving it on streaming service YouTube; Bono commented on transparency issues with regard to how Read more

11th November, 2014 — MMF

The MMF has secured a dedicated place on the newly announced ILMC Bursary Scheme, which is designed to nurture executive talent, and enable young professionals and start-up companies to attend the International Live Music Conference. A Bursary Scheme place is a full ILMC delegate pass (including an annual subscription to IQ) and details of all Read more

6th November, 2014 — MMF

Interesting case – the lesson here is to get the deal sorted out BEFORE any recording etc takes place. See Shoosmith’s full summary ‘UK IP Enterprise Court Awards Damages In Performing Rights Case‘.