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MMF x Jacaranda Records – Liverpool Negotiation Workshop & Industry Event

13 Dec 2018 , 9am - 11pm
£20 - Workshop & Free Entry evening event

The Music Managers Forum has teamed up with Jacaranda Records to bring a music contract negotiation workshop to Liverpool on the 13th December 2018, delivered by Music Lawyer Simon Long (Collins Long) and Accountant and former MD of Factory Records Eric Longley (CC Young & Co). The daytime workshop will be followed by a free networking evening, boasting a panel of music industry speakers discussing ‘Redefining Roles in the Music Industry,’ and will include networking and a live music showcase from some of Liverpool’s most exciting new bands. If you want to build your career in the music industry, meet new people and/or develop your negotiation skills, then join us at Jacaranda Record’s newest venue Phase One on the 13th December.

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Daytime Contract Negotiation Workshop – £20 (Limited Spaces)

 Hunter S Thompson is reputed to have said that; “The music business is a cruel and shallow money trench, a long plastic hallway where thieves and pimps run free, and good men die like dogs. There’s also a negative side.” It is the combination of an artist’s creative genius and commercial naivety that allows the unscrupulous to prey on artists. The Contracts Workshop will not qualify participants as lawyers, accountants or business professional but it will start to equip you with some of the tools that will help protect your career/business.

The Workshop will begin with a short presentation on how the business side of the industry works, where the money comes from and how it gets siphoned off, followed by an equally short presentation on some basic points of law. The Workshop will then negotiate a contract under time pressure. The negotiation will include having to negotiate with the music business publisher/record company. The aim is to provide a setting that although not totally realistic will bring to the attention of the participants some crucial points regarding how to read and understand a contract. Finally, there will be a read through of the whole contract highlighting some points, legal, accounting and common sense.

The Workshop will enable you to understand what rights are being exchanged, what the consequences might be, to be able gauge more accurately your own bargaining position and what you would expect to see in the contract to help develop and promote your artistic career. It will also enable you to focus on issues and work more closely with your professional advisers in reaching agreements that benefit your career.

This Workshop is presented by Simon Long, lawyer, of Collins Long and Eric Longley, tax accountant, of CC Young & Co and former MD at Factory Records.  Both presenters have a history of working in the music industry with well-known and developing artists. The Workshop is suitable for artists and artist managers.

When: Thursday 13th December, 9am – 5pm

Where: Jacaranda Records Phase One, 40 Seel Street, Liverpool, L1 4BE

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Evening Music Industry Networking Event and Showcase – Free Entry

Join us for an evening of music industry discussion, networking and live music.

Redefining Roles in the Music Industry – with more music professionals than ever moving around the country to build their careers, find out what job roles are out there in today’s changing music industry.

Speakers + Live Acts to be announced.


When: Thursday 13th December, 6.30pm doors, 7pm start

Where: Jacaranda Records Phase One, 40 Seel Street, Liverpool, L1 4BE


Jacaranda Records - PHASE ONE
40 Seel Street
L1 4BE

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