Music Publishing Today: Insight & Analysis

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Music Publishers Association, Music Managers Forum & MMF Training are pleased to announce dates for their joint Music Publishing Professional Development Programme for 2017.

 

5:30pm-8:30pm
Grant Thornton LLP, 30 Finsbury Square, London, EC2A 1G

 

Module 1: Monday 30th January 2017
The Journey of a Song/Composition: Music Publishing, Rights Management & Licensing Today 
  • Music publishing value chains & revenue streams today: practical analysis from music creation to music use and vice versa
  • Licensing & administration process and procedure: registrations, notifications, licensing models, royalty tracking & distribution; technology & documentation; revenue & data flow; transparency & efficiency
  • The evolving role of the music publisher: licensing options; multiple revenue streams; A&R, promotion & creative development services; key issues & implications for UK music publishers
  • Music publisher business models: print, classical, pop, production music, independent & major  / international publisher comparisons & differentials; roles & relationships; costs & resources; business challenges & opportunities
  • CMOs / Collecting Societies: UK – PRS for Music / PRS & MCPS, IMPEL, CCLI & PMLL – & abroad: membership, rights, reciprocal agreements & international partnerships; standards & identifiers; reporting & matching; royalty collection & distribution
  • Co-writes & collaborations: rights ownership & income participation (the “roles & rewards” issue: creators, publishers, featured artists, A/V production companies & studio producers)
  • Intellectual Property Rights, infringements & exceptions: update
  • Global revenue streams & cash flow: attributable & unattributable income, deductions, commission, taxation, distribution & accounting

 

Module 2: Monday 27th February 2017
Music Publishing Relationships and Agreements
  • Writer / Composer & Publisher relationships: from first negotiation to termination
  • Co-publishing & Sub-publishing: definitions & practical relationship management
  • Investment & return: rights acquisition & signing decisions
  • Sub-publisher roles & functions; local & pan-territorial licensing
  • UK & overseas repertoire: rights & relationships; BIEM societies & “anglo-american” repertoire
  • Direct membership of overseas collecting societies: practicalities & implications
  • Print publishing
  • Types of agreement: ESA, SSA/SPA, option, admin, “admin plus”, general catalogue, SA
  • Key terms & conditions in music publishing agreements: issues, implications and negotiation positions in 2017
  • Classical, popular & production music publishing: differentials & comparisons

 

Module 3: Monday 27th March 2017
Music Publishing in Audio-Visual Media: Rights Owners, Holders and Music Users
  • Overview of music licensing & use in on & off-line audio-visual media: film, television, games, advertising, branding & corporate productions
  • Production companies & broadcasters; game developers & publishers; brands & agencies; DSPs & MCNs; channels, programming & content – official / premium & UGC
  • Sync licensing & brand partnerships
  • Music supervision, licensing platforms & agents: roles & relationships; rights & remuneration
  • Options for producers & music supervisors: commissioned, commercial, library / production and public domain music; benefits & opportunities
  • Direct, collective, individual, blanket & “mini-blanket” licensing options & agreements
  • Assignment of rights & income participation in AV media: options, issues, practice & precedent
  • Process and procedure: commissions, production & commercial music sync licensing; roles, responsibilities & time scales; negotiation, decision-making & documentation
  • Key terms & conditions in media licensing agreements

 

Module 4: Monday 24th April 2017
Music Publishing, Recorded Music & Live Performance; Grand Rights; Royalty Tracking & Auditing 
  • Creator & artist; record label & music publisher; recorded music & music publishing: individual, corporate & sector dynamics and relationships
  • Publisher-owned master recordings: development deals; licensing; establishing 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, mash-ups & 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; global royalty rates & differentials; direct & indirect licensing: issues & opportunities
  • Grand rights licensing; rights owner & producer relationships, practice & procedure
  • Professional responsibilities, roles & functions, key terms & conditions in agreements
  • Royalty tracking & auditing: physical & digital licensing and revenue streams

 

Module 5: Monday 22nd May 2017
Global Licensing & Royalty Streams: Digital Services & Working with International Collecting Societies 
  • Music publishing in context: music & media industry business models; digital service providers & 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
  • Update on 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, Asia Pacific, Latin & North American policies & frameworks

 

Prices:

For discount codes please email phoebe@themmf.net

MPA & MMF members:

£37.50 + £7.50 VAT = £45.00 per module

AIM, APRS, BASCA, BPI, FAC, IAMA, ISM, MPG & MU members; PPL & PRS for Music staff:

£58.33 + £11.67 VAT = £70.00 per module

Non-members:

£83.33 + £16.67 VAT = £100.00 per module