Artist Management Module 1: Tim Clark and Dennis Muirhead confirmed to speak

02 July 2013

The first module of the new Artist Management Professional Development Programme 2013 takes place on Monday 8th July and will look at Artist/Producer/Management Business Models & Agreements plus Mediation & Alternative Dispute Resolution.

As well as the addition of a number of guest speakers, we also have added a discussion on the subject of Mediation & Alternative Dispute Resolution – a subject that may save MMF members a great deal of stress, time & money!

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Guests confirmed to speak:

Tim Clark – ie:music ( is a long-standing MMF Board member. Tim established ie:music in 1992 with co-founder David Enthoven, representing Robbie Williams, Ladyhawke, Jake Emlyn, Hero Fisher, Louis Schoorl and Passenger. Associated companies include This Is Music Ltd. (management & label services for electronic artists and DJs) and ie:inertia. Tim is a long-standing MMF Board member. Starting his career at Island Records, Tim has been fortunate to work with some of the greatest artists of the past five decades. Tim and David’s mantra is well-known: “the artist and the fan are the two most important parts of the music industry, everything else is just the gloop in the middle”!

Dennis Muirhead – Muirhead Management, Rightster and Association of Cambridge Mediators. Co-founder and Founding Chairman of the MMF, inducted into the British Music Roll of Honour in 2008 with over 30 years’ experience of managing record producers, artists and songwriters to date (clients include Hugh Padgham (The Police, Sting, Phil Collins, Genesis, XTC, Split Enz), Eddy Offord (Yes. ELP, John Lennon) Nick Patrick, John Brand, Robin Millar, Bobby RS Field and Billy Swan in Nashville, Pete Brown and James Pryce. Lawyer and business consultant Dennis Muirhead is an experienced Commercial Mediator, specialising in the music industry. Dennis is passionate about mediation – a subject all professionals working in today’s music business need to know and understand! Mediate, DON’T litigate!

Carol Crabtree – also an MMF Board Member, Carol founded Solar Management in 1993, having started a career in artist management in 1989. Solar Management represents an impressive & diverse roster of successful Artists, Producers, Remixers, Songwriters & Composers (including Nigel Godrich, Zero 7, Four Tet, David Holmes, Louis La Roche, Jim Eliot and many more – see full details at

Paul Crick – Harbottle & Lewis (Associate). Music industry clients range from multinational corporations to start-up businesses; established & up and coming recording artists plus TV and film production companies. Paul joined Harbottle & Lewis in 2010 and is particularly interested in new music.

Subjects covered:

  • Legal & Trading Relationships: 21st Century Business Models
  • Mediation & Alternative Dispute Resolution
  •  Making a Living! Options, Pitfalls & Opportunities
  • Management Skills, Competencies, Roles & Functions today
  • Industry Value Chains & Income Streams: from Creation to Consumption (& back again?)
  • Teamwork & 3rd Party Frameworks: Who’s contracted to whom?
  • Artist & Audience Development
  • Management / Client Obligations, Legal Entities & Conflicts of Interest
  • Management Agreements: Key Terms & Conditions in all Contracts

TIME: 6.30pm (prompt) – 9.30pm
VENUE: PRS For Music, 6th Floor Boardroom, Copyright House, 29/33 Berners St,  London, W1T 3AB.
PRICE: MMF members pay just £40.00 per module incl. VAT (standard price  £80.00 per module)
BOOK YOUR PLACE NOW:  contact angela@mmf-training..

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