Musicology and the Law
Monday, 9 July 2012 from 18:00 to 20:00 (BST)
Musicology and the Law: Everything you need to know about soundalikes, re-records, parody, passing off and ripping off.
With recent press stories shining a spotlight on the mistaken identity of music soundtracks in TV ads, this seminar aims to expose the myths and realities of infringement and how composers can avoid potentially disastrous mistakes. What are the legal issues involved when taking inspiration from the work of other musicians and through what processes can things go wrong?
The panel of experts includes eminent musicologist Peter Oxendale and leading music business and copyright lawyer Andrew Sharland of Clintons amongst others.
Brought to you in association with PCAM and music production company A-Bomb, this event is free to MU members.
Doors will open from 5.30pm for a 6pm start.
The first 50 members to register for this event may bring a guest for free. However your guest must be a musician and a non MU member.
MU London Region events are usually exclusive to MU members, so this will be a unique opportunity for non members to see what they're missing!
If you would like to bring a guest, please email london@theMU.org with their details and we'll do the rest.
If you have any access requirements, please contact the London Regional Office in advance of the event.
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Live Music Exchange in Partnership with the Musicians' Union
The Musicians’ Union represents over thirty thousand musicians working in all sectors of the music industry and offers a range of services for professional and student musicians. Visit the MU website and find out how the Union can help you with your career in the live arena, the recording studio, in education or as a writer/composer. www.theMU.org
The Live Music Exchange is a knowledge exchange initiative dedicated to building bridges between researchers and practitioners across the range of live music activity. Our activities put a range of professional interests- academics, promoters, musicians, and more – together to foster dialogue and work towards a healthy and vibrant live music environment. You can find out more about our work and background at: http://livemusicexchange.org