Speakers announced for next Specialist Seminar on Blockchain


The next MPA Specialist Seminar will delve into Blockchain, Cryptocurrencies, AI and VR. Taking place on Tuesday 16th October at the British Phonographic Industry office (BPI) in London, this seminar will address the impact of new technology on the music publishing business and is a must for all future-minded industry executives.

The popular Specialist Seminar series has been a staple in the MPA calendar for many years, covering a range of topics including Sync, Sub-Publishing, US Copyright, Digital and most recently How to Grow a Publishing Company. This time the MPA are asking the big questions and taking an in-depth look at how technological advancements have and will change music publishing.

Our sessions will feature a line-up of top experts in their field, including:

• Steve Hancock (Founder, Melody VR)
• Gregor Pryor (Partner, Digital Media, Reed Smith)
• Manan Vohra (Operations Director, 7 Digital)
• Holly Rostill (Cyber Security, Research and Development , PWC)
• Eitan Jankelewitz (Partner, Sheridans)
• Mark Douglas (Chief Technology Officer, PPL)
• Becky Brook (Commercial Lead, JAAK)
• Paul Sanders (Co-founder, State51)
• Alyssa Stringer (Product Manager, Audio Network)
• Paul Dilorito (Director of Innovation and Partnerships, PRS for Music)

With more speakers to be announced soon.

Tickets for the seminar can be purchased via the MPA website. Tickets for MPA Members are just £85+VAT, tickets for Members of UK Music, Self-employed or Student are £120+VAT and general admission is £145 + VAT. The seminar commences at 9.30 am and finishes at 5.30 pm. Tickets include lunch and refreshments throughout the day.

For more information on the sessions and to book tickets go here

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