Complex world of music copyright

Making sense of music copyright is tricky.

With the advent of the internet, web-casting and multi-platform devices there are so many avenues for composers to commission their material, but little understanding on how to protect their assets.

Screenworks has organised for Sally McPherson, who has been working in the music industry for over 20 years, to run a masterclass during the Byron Bay Film Festival. The class is called Music Composing and Recording: Protecting your assets in a multiplatform environment.

Sally is a music lawyer and partner at Harris & Harris Solicitors. She manages the career of Dallas Frasca and lectures at SCU in Arts Industry Studies and Music Industry Studies. Sally was formerly general manager of the Byron Bay Blues and Roots Festival as well as at Michael Chugg Entertainment in Sydney.She has practiced law in an entertainment law firm inMelbourne where represented some of Australia’s most successful musicians and labels.

“In my experience songwriters and recording artists delight in the creative process, but don’t appreciate how to protect and value their creative output, both commercially and legally.” she said.

This Screenworks masterclass is sponsored by APRA so there is no charge for attending. It runs at the Byron Community Centre next Tuesday, March 9, from 12.30-3.30pm

For bookings and more info phone Screenworks 6687 1599 or visit www.screenworks.com.au.


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