MPA Induction Course for Newcomers to Music Publishing - *SOLD OUT*

The MPA Induction Course acts as an essential overview of the music publishing business, its organisations and their roles. Each session is conducted by an expert in the field.

*Please note this course is now sold out, the next course will take place on 12th & 13th September and details will be announced in due course.

Sessions Include:

Day 1:

 Who Publishers Are & What They Do

 Legal & Financial Issues Part 1 – Copyright &

 Related Rights

 Legal and Financial Issues Part 2 – Publishing

 Agreement & Money

 The Work of MCPS and PRSfM

 The Work of the MPA, UK MUSIC and Wider Issues

 Day 2:

 Direct Income – Sync, Sheet, Grand Rights & Hire

 The Users’ Perspective

 The Writer’s Perspective

Speakers Include:

Claire McAuley, General Manager, MPA

Christopher Brown, Associate in Music & Theatre Groups, Sheridans

Tom Kiehl, Director of Public Relations, UK Music

Stuart Belsham, Education & Outreach Manager, PRSfM

Polly Jackman, Grand Rights Licensing Associate, Boosey & Hawkes

Ian Mylett, Head of Contemporary Music, Schott Music

Mike Connaris, CEO, Mcasso Music

Harriet Moss, Global Creative Manager, Manners McDade

Roy Lidstone Jackson, CEO, A&G Sync

Chris Smith, CEO, Halstan Holdings

Simon Wright, Head of Rights & Contracts, Oxford University Press

Don Glista, Senior Legal and Business Affairs, Universal Music Publishing

Sara Eker, Songwriter

Jack Lewis, A&R Manager, Extreme Music

Paulette Hegney, Head of Music Services, ITN


Comments from recent delegates

  • “The speakers were excellent and I felt that we received expert opinions and advice.”
  • “By far one of the most interesting courses I have attended. I would definitely recommend this course to people in the future.”
  • “I found the course really interesting, it covered a lot of things I didn’t know and I found the discussions and debates really stimulating.”
  • “Very relaxed, open discussion – drove my passion for music”
Meeting Date: 
23 May, 2017 - 09:30 - 24 May, 2017 - 13:30
Meeting Location: 

Unit 5, Tileyard Studios, Kings Cross

Event Cost: 
£155 + VAT (£186) MPA members and PRS for Music staff
£190 + VAT (£228) members of AIM, BASCA, BPI, MMF, MPG, SMIA and the MU
£215 + VAT (£258) self employed and students (subject to ID)
£250 + VAT (£300) all others

(including lunch on day one and refreshments throughout)

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