To celebrate the launch of ‘Music Copyright Explained’ CMU is staging a programme of free webinars and panel discussions. Find out more and sign up here…

To celebrate with the launch of ‘Music Copyright Explained’ CMU Insights is presenting three free panel discussions in early April for music-makers, music educators, the music industry, and content creators and entrepreneurs looking to make use of music.

A guide for music-makers and the music industry
Tuesday 6 Apr 2021 at 5pm

What are the key challenges and opportunities for music-makers and music copyright owners in 2021? Music rights experts identify and explain the big talking points around music copyright, discussing how music-makers and music industry practitioners can inform the debate.

Joining the conversation will be music-maker and FAC board member Roxanne de Bastion; the Music Publishers Association’s General Manager and Chief Policy Officer Lucie Caswell; Musicians’ Union Deputy General Secretary Naomi Pohl; and Sentric Music’s Global Director Of Music Services Simon Pursehouse.

A guide for content creators and entrepreneurs
Wednesday 7 Apr 2021 at 5pm

If you are a content creator, a cultural company using music in your productions or an entrepreneur with a music-based start-up, what do you need to know about music copyright? And what is the easiest way to access and utilise great music? Music rights experts provide practical tips and also consider how the music industry could and is making the music licensing process simpler.

Joining the conversation will be Sophie Goossens from law firm Reed Smith; Raffaella De Santis from law firm Harbottle & Lewis; and music licensing expert Becky Brook.

A guide for music educators and the music industry
Thursday 8 Apr 2021 at 5pm

In an age where a laptop is a recording studio and a global audience is just a few clicks away, how can we make sure every music-maker is equipped with some basic knowledge they need about music copyright? Music rights experts discuss the role of the music industry and music education in explaining music copyright.

Joining the conversation will be artist manager and educator Phil Nelson; Go 2 Agency founder Shauni Caballero; and rapper and FAC advocate Shao Dow.

Find out how copyright allows music-makers to control what happens to their songs and recordings – and how those controls can be exploited to generate revenue around music – in this one hour ‘Music Copyright Explained’ webinar from CMU:DIY.

This webinar is perfect for any composer, lyricist, songwriter, beat-maker, singer, vocalist, rapper, MC, musician, instrumentalist, record producer or artist who wants to understand all the basics about music copyright, and to make sure their music is properly protected and monetised.

The series of ‘Music Copyright Explained’ webinars to coincide with the launch of the guide has now taken place – look out for details of future webinars here soon.

All these webinars and panels will be delivered via the Zoom platform. You will receive a link by email on the morning of the webinar or panel giving you details on how to access the session.