MPA Induction Course for Newcomers to Music Publishing

Event Overview


The MPA Induction Course, sponsored by Vistex, is one of the most renowned courses in the industry. Happening four times a year the course sees an expert group of panellists put the spotlight on all areas of music publishing; copyright royalties, sync, societies, legal issues and data.

Since it began, almost everyone in the music publishing industry has attended the induction course at some point and as such, this esteemed course is nearly always over-subscribed. The MPA Social, which happens four times a year, normally lands on the second day of the course, where attendees are able to network and socialise in an informal environment.

Our panellists are the most senior executives in our industry and give an all-around introduction to music publishing.

The next Induction Course will be on the 19th & 20th November. Bookings are now open, please fill in the MPA-Induction-Course-Booking-Form-19th-20th-November and send it to [email protected]

Venue – Hornsey Road Baths, 2 Tiltman Place, Hornsey Road, London, N7 7EE

If you have any questions please send them to [email protected]

Please find the programme below:

Day One

9:30am                      Tea, Coffee & Registration

10:00am                    Welcome

10:20am                     Copyright & Related Rights

11:20am                     Tea & Coffee

11:40am                     Partnerships –MCPS and PRS

12:20pm                    Vistex – How to Register a Song

1:05pm                      Lunch (Vistex demo sessions available)

1:55pm                      A&R

2:40pm                    Publishing Agreements

3:40pm                    Tea & Coffee 

4:00pm                    Publishing Specialities

5:00pm                    End


Day Two

9:30am                    Tea, Coffee & Registration

10:05am                  Direct Licensing

10.45am                  Digital

11.20am                   Collective Licensing

12:00pm                  Tea & Coffee

12:20pm                  Partnerships – Sub-Publishers

1:00pm                    Lunch

2:00pm                   Collecting Income

2:40pm                   Partnerships – The MPA, UK Music and its Members

3:25pm                    Tea & Coffee

3:45pm                   Careers – “My Story Interview” 

4:30pm                  Ask any Final Question

5:00pm                   Finish


  • Paul Clements, CEO, MPA
  • Lucie Caswell, General Manger & Chief Policy Officer, MPA
  • Viki Smith, General Manager, PMLL
  • Tom Fletcher, Manager, MCPS
  • Josh Kendal, Legal Counsel, MPA
  • James Seadon, Partner, Fieldfisher LLP
  • Jataneel Banerjee, Membership Development & Outreach Manager, PRS For Music
  • Nandi Dada, Pre-Sales/Implementation Manager, Vistex
  • Aine Tennyson, Producer & Production Coordinator, Universal Production Music
  • Jonathan Tester, Head of Creative Sync & Licensing, Bucks Music Group
  • Jennifer Wood, Copyright Executive (Digital Products & Synch), ABSRM
  • Jess Nash, Sync & Marketing Manager, Budde Music
  • Alex Kassner, Head of Legal & Business Affairs, Kassner Music
  • David McGinnis, Managing Director, Mute Song Ltd
  • Laura May, Director, May Music
  • Barry McKee, Head of Administration, UK, Warner Chappell
  • Carly Snellgrove, Royalties Manager, Bucks Music Group
  • Florian Koempel, Legal Consultant, UK Music/MPA
  • Polly JackmanTheatrical Licensing ManagerBoosey & Hawkes 

Cost per delegate:

£195+VAT (£234) for MPA members
£250+VAT (£300) for members of AIM, Ivors Academy, BPI, PPL, MMF, MPG, MU, ISM, PRS Staff, Self-employed or Student (with Student ID)
£375 + VAT (£450) for General Admission
(including lunch and refreshments throughout the two days)

The cost of each ticket includes a £5.00 levy for the MPA Richard Toeman Scholarship fund, established to support the progress of outstanding individuals within the music publishing industry.

Terms & Conditions

  1. Bookings can only be confirmed on receipt of a completed application form (online or via booking form), accompanied by a cheque or by notification of a secure BACS payment. A receipted invoice will be sent to the named contact after the booking has been confirmed. If the booking cannot be confirmed your cheque will be returned, or BACS payment reimbursed.
  2. Once the booking has been made, the MPA will issue a sales invoice within the next 7 working days.
  3. Once the booking has been confirmed, that person for whom the booking has been made will be contacted separately with full details of the event.
  4. No refunds can be made in connection with this event once your booking has been accepted and confirmed.
  5. In the unlikely event that the course is cancelled the MPA cannot be held accountable for any pre-booked travel costs.

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Nov 19 2019
91B Hornsey Rd, London N7 6DJ, UK

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