MPA Induction Course for Newcomers to Music Publishing

The MPA Induction Course acts as an essential overview of the music publishing business, its organisations and their roles. Each session is conducted by an expert in the field.

Sessions Include:

Day 1:

 Who Publishers Are & What They Do

 Legal & Financial Issues Part 1 – Copyright &

 Related Rights

 Legal and Financial Issues Part 2 – Publishing

 Agreement & Money

 The Work of MCPS and PRSfM

 The Work of the MPA, UK MUSIC and Wider Issues

 Day 2:

 Direct Income – Sync, Sheet, Grand Rights & Hire

 The Users’ Perspective

 The Writer’s Perspective

Speakers Include:

Claire McAuley, General Manager, MPA

James Seadon, Senior Associate, Fieldfisher LLP

Tom Kiehl, Director of Public Relations, UK Music

Stuart Belsham, Education & Outreach Manager, PRSfM

Polly Jackman, Grand Rights Licensing Associate, Boosey & Hawkes

Ian Mylett, Head of Contemporary Music, Schott Music

Mike Connaris, CEO, Mcasso Music

Harriet Moss, Global Creative Manager, Manners McDade

Roy Lidstone Jackson, CEO, A&G Sync

Chris Smith, CEO, Halstan Holdings

Simon Wright, Head of Rights & Contracts, Oxford University Press

Don Glista, Senior Legal and Business Affairs, Universal Music Publishing

Sara Eker, Songwriter

Jack Lewis, A&R Manager, Extreme Music



Comments from recent delegates

  • “The speakers were excellent and I felt that we received expert opinions and advice.”
  • “By far one of the most interesting courses I have attended. I would definitely recommend this course to people in the future.”
  • “I found the course really interesting, it covered a lot of things I didn’t know and I found the discussions and debates really stimulating.”
  • “Very relaxed, open discussion – drove my passion for music”
Meeting Date: 
23 May, 2017 - 09:30 - 24 May, 2017 - 13:30
Meeting Location: 

Unit 5, Tileyard Studios, Kings Cross

Event Cost: 
£155 + VAT (£186) MPA members and PRS for Music staff
£190 + VAT (£228) members of AIM, BASCA, BPI, MMF, MPG, SMIA and the MU
£215 + VAT (£258) self employed and students (subject to ID)
£250 + VAT (£300) all others

(including lunch on day one and refreshments throughout)

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