MPA Induction Course for Newcomers to Music Publishing

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.

Sessions Include:

Day 1:

 Who Publishers Are & What They Do

Copyright & Related Rights

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

The course will be moderated by Jonathan Tester (Head of Creative Sync, Bucks Music Ltd.), with speakers including Roberto Neri (Managing Director, Downtown Music Publishing), Louisa Hungate (Promotion Manager, Schott Music), Jess Nicks (Music Consultant - Workshop, Audio Network), James Seadon (Senior Associate, Fieldfisher LLP), Tommy McKenna (Senior Associate, Fieldfisher LLP), Mulika Sannie (VP, Business Affairs, Kobalt Music), Stuart Belsham (Education and Outreach Manager , PRS for Music), Tom Kiehl (Head of Government and Public Affairs, UK Music), Wesley John (Academic Supports Coordinator, BASCA), Antonia Gilham (General Manager, MPA), Polly Jackman (Grand Rights Licensing Associate, Boosey & Hawkes), Mark Mumford (Managing Director – Europe, Hal Leonard Corporation & Director Hal Leonard MGBLimited), Graham Langley (Music Services Manager, Rights & Reporting, BT Sport Music) and James Cooper (Head of Sync and Creative Licensing , Sony/ATV). 

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: 
12 September, 2017 - 09:30 - 13 September, 2017 - 13:30
Meeting Location: 


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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