Music Publishing Today: Insight & Analysis

Home / MMF Training / MMF Training / Music Publishing Today: Insight & Analysis


Visit here to book and for prices click here.

 

TIMES: 6.30pm – 9.30pm
VENUE: Grant Thornton, Melton Street, Euston Square, London, NW1 2EP.

 

Module 1: Monday 18th January 2016
The Journey of a Song/Composition: Music Publishing, Rights Management & Licensing Today 
  • Music publishing value chains & revenue streams: practical analysis from music creation to music use and vice versa
  • Music publishing administration process & procedure: registrations, notifications & reporting; technology & documentation; data flow & transparency
  • The changing role of the music publisher: licensing & tracking multiple revenue streams; promotion & creative services today; key issues and implications for UK music publishers
  • Music publisher business models: print, classical, pop, production music, independent & major publisher comparisons & differentials; roles & relationships; costs & resources; business challenges & opportunities
  • UK Collecting Societies & licensing solutions: PRS for Music / PRS & MCPS, IMPEL, CCLI and PMLL: membership, rights, data & identifiers, reciprocal agreements & international partnerships, licensing, reporting, matching & distribution
  • Co-writes & collaborations: rights ownership & income participation (the “roles & rewards” issue: creators, publishers, featured artists, A/V production companies & studio producers)
  • Rights infringements & exceptions.

 

Module 2: Monday 8th Febuary 2016
Writer / Composer & Publisher Relationships, Contracts & Agreements
  • Process, procedure, services & relationships: from first negotiation to termination / development to international success
  • Investment & return; budgeting & cash flow; rights acquisition & signings; advances & recordings
  • Classical, popular & production music publishing agreements: differentials & comparisons
  • Exclusive songwriter, option and administration agreements; single piece/song assignments; and catalogue agreements
  • Key terms & conditions: implications and negotiation positions in 2015

 

Module 3: Monday 7th March 2016
Sub-Publishing, Co-Publishing, Publisher Relationships & Contracts; plus International Royalty Tracking
  • Sub-publisher roles, licensing & practical relationship management
  • Print, classical, media and popular music sub-publishing: differentials & comparisons
  • Direct membership of overseas collecting societies: practicalities & implications
  • Key terms & conditions in sub-publishing and co-publishing agreements: implications and negotiation positions in 2015
  • Process & procedure: from negotiation to termination
  • Royalty tracking & auditing
  • Cash flow: attributable income, deductions, royalty collection, taxation & distribution

 

Module 4: Monday 18th April 2016
Music Publishing in Audio-Visual Media: Rights Holders, Owners and Music Users
  • Overview of music use in audio-visual media: film, television, games, advertising,  corporate productions & programming; producers, broadcasters, MCNs & DSPs
  • Video channels & (official and/or user generated) content:
  • Synch licensing & brand partnerships
  • Music supervision & licensing agents: roles & relationships
  • Options for producers & music supervisors: commissioned, commercial, library / production and public domain music; benefits & opportunities
  • Direct, collective & “mini-blanket” licensing & agreements
  • Assignment of rights & income participation in music publishing revenue streams: options, issues, practice and precedent
  • Process and procedure: commissions, production music & synch licensing; roles, responsibilities & time scales; negotiation, decision-making & documentation
  • Key terms & conditions in media licensing agreements

 

Module 5: Monday 9th May 2016
Music Publisher Development Deals; Music Publishing & The Record Business; Grand Rights & Live Performance 
  • Creator / Artist; Record Company / Music Publisher; Recorded Music & Music Publishing (individual, corporate & sector dynamics and relationships)
  • Publisher-owned master recordings: development deals; licensing & record labels
  • A&R, marketing & promotion, royalty accounting, business affairs, media licensing and international services: roles, challenges, interdependency and activities
  • Co-writes & collaborations; song plugging, samples & cover recordings
  • Structuring agreements: legal & financial implications for creators / performers & publishers
  • Audio file & product licensing: royalty rates, negotiation issues & global differentials
  • Licensing live classical & popular music; worldwide rates & differentials; issues & opportunities
  • Grand rights licensing; rights owner & producer relationships, practice & procedure
  • Professional responsibilities, roles & functions

 

Module 6: Monday 13th June 2016
Global Royalty Streams; Licensing Digital Services & Exploitation; Working with International Collecting Societies  
  • Music publishing in context: music & media industry business models & eco-systems
  • Practical realities of direct & collective rights licensing in the digital environment: on-line “multi-territory,  multi-right & multi-media” exploitation
  • Working with Collecting Societies in all key UK repertoire territories
  • Comparisons and differentials: roles & relationships; rights ownership & licensing; additional revenue streams, deductions & distribution policies
  • Pan-territorial business models: rights licensing & (writer/publisher share) royalty collection; improved data flow, increased revenues & cost reduction solutions
  • International relations: politics, technology, alliances & joint initiatives
  • Standards & formats; tools & services; “hubs” & databases: issues, challenges & opportunities
  • European, Asian & American policies & frameworks.

 

DOWNLOAD COURSE GUIDE