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Music Publishing Module 1: Speakers Confirmed (more just added!)

02 February 2012

This module has now taken place – find details of the next module and book now here.

The first module of this year’s programme will look at Music Publishing, Rights Ownership & Usage. Guest speakers have been confirmed as below:

  • CRISPIN EVANS – Cote Basque Music Publishing Ltd (MD)
  • BRAHIM AIT BEN LARBI – EMI Music Publishing Ltd (Vice President, Business Affairs Europe)
  • STEPHEN NAVIN – Music Publishers Association (Chief Executive)
  • KEVIN O’BYRNE – Kobalt Music
  • JAMES RUSHTON – Chester Music Ltd / Novello & Co Ltd (MD)
  • DON GLISTA – Universal Music Publishing Ltd (Business Affairs Manager)

MMF members can attend at the discounted rate of £40 per module including VAT – to reserve your place contact Angela at the MMF Training office by email: angela@mmf-training.com.

Module background:


Significant change continues to be a reliable constant in the world of music publishing! What once was talk of “new business models” is now joined by discussion of “new music eco-systems”; from Cloud models to Apps, on-line and mobile services, platforms and devices continue to present a range of challenges and opportunities to music publishers; the future of collective management is again under the spotlight, as are the practical and legal issues related to music publisher specialisation or diversification; the progress towards the Global Repertoire Database; copyright term extension – the list goes on!

So what should we be considering and acting upon in 2012? To help us analyse where we are now and what lies ahead, we are extremely pleased to be able to confirm our first speakers for the first “stand alone” session in this year’s Music Publishing Professional Development Programme, to be held on the evening of February 13th this month in the PRS for Music Boardroom.

In order to develop your own & your clients’ business ventures and careers, it’s more important than ever to remain one step ahead of your professional game with up to date knowledge & understanding of the “who/what/when/where/how&why” of today’s music publishing industry.

We are delighted to confirm the following guest speakers for our evening session on Monday 13th February (details below) in the PRS for Music Boardroom. Remaining places are available but strictly limited. Join us to hear from (and ask questions of) the professionals about the real, practical challenges & opportunities involved.

Presented by the Music Publishers Association, Music Managers Forum & MMF Training. Supported by PRS for Music. CPD Accredited.

Topics covered in this module:

  • Music Publishing in 2012: new and existing income streams; the changing role of the music publisher; key issues and implications for UK music publishers
  • Classical, Pop, Independent & Major Publisher Comparisons and Differentials: business opportunities, resources, practice, roles, functions and relationships
  • The Creators in Context – Music Publishing & the UK Music Industry: music publishing and the “new business models”; interdependency between professions & business partners
  • The Music Publishing Value Chain & Income Streams: practical analysis from creation to consumption and back again
  • The Practicalities of Intellectual Property in the Digital Environment: on-line,
  • mobile, interactive and on-demand services in 2012
  • Practical Realities of Intellectual Property Rights & Music Publishing
  • Sample Clearance Procedures
  • Rights Ownership, Duration, Infringements & Exceptions

DATE: Monday 13th February 2012 (Module One) | TIME: 6.30 – 9.30pm | VENUE: PRS For Music, 6th Floor Boardroom, Copyright House, 29-33 Berners
St, London, W1.

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