Are you up to speed on the legal and contract side of the music industry?

The Musicians’ Union in association with Bristol Music Industry Network present
‘What’s the Deal? MU Contract Advice Workshop’ – Lantern Room, Colston Hall, Bristol, Monday March 5 2017 6.30-9pm

Cost: MU Members – Free / BMIN Members £5 / Others £10

The wide variety of music industry agreements to be currently found – and the complexity of terminology used – remains a confusing and vexing area for the unwary.

How do you know if you are being offered a fair and reasonable agreement, what rights are being sought from you, and what does the other party expect from you (and you from the other party)?

What might the implications be of signing without obtaining your own independent legal advice?

Join music industry lawyer Mark Melton and the MU’s Paul Gray for an overview of the various agreements that musicians and songwriters are most commonly presented with.

We’ll also look at what may be included in an initial “Heads of Agreement” and follow that through to a full “long-form” contract.

Key areas will include:

  • Recording, Management, Music Publishing, Licensing and Synchronisation Agreements – territory, term, advances, royalty points, exclusivity, options, key man, sunset clauses and commissions, accounting provisions, termination, Law & Jurisdiction
  • Copyrights and license v assignment
  • Definitions and explanations of key terminology
  • Clauses, their meaning and implications
  • Key points to be aware, and wary of
  • Using simple MU agreements – co-writing, Song Share and pre-recording
  • The importance of seeking independent legal advice and the MU’s free Contract Advisory and Aftercare Service

The MU represents over 30,000 musicians across the UK working across all sectors of the music industry. In addition to negotiating with major employers on behalf of musicians, the MU offers a raft of services expressly tailored for the self-employed, providing assistance, advice and free insurances and legal services for full-time and part-time musicians of all ages.

We hope you find this evening’s workshop both interesting and helpful!

Paul Gray, Wales & SW England Regional Organiser

Musicians’ Union, Transport House, 1 Cathedral Road, Cardiff CF11 9SD
02920 456585 / Cardiff@theMU.org

 

 

MShed want your Bristol music memories and images!

If you have great memories and pictures of music-related things that have happened in Bristol over the last 50 years, MShed would like to hear from you.

Kicking off in May 2018 and running throughout the summer, Mshed plan to hold an exhibition celebrating the recent history of the Bristol music scene.

To register your stories and images for potential inclusion at the exhibition click on the following link:

MShed 2018 Exhibition: What is Bristol music?

**SEPTEMBER BMIN MEETING WEDNESDAY 7TH, THE LANTERN, COLSTON HALL 12PM ONWARDS**

Hi all, be sure to come along to this month’s meeting. Lots of exciting stuff to tell you about PLUS we have a special guest speaker in Deputy Mayor Estella Tincknell discussing the Bristol Council’s plans for Arts & Culture – with plenty of opportunity to ask those questions you have been waiting for.
Bmin Meeting Agenda September 7th 2016

Be sure to stick around and attend the DIT Music & Interactive Events Roadshow from 4.30pm too (also in The Lantern).
Is your business involved in Music, Tech or Creative industries?
Then click the link below to book your FREE ticket to the Bristol DIT Roadshow, Colston Hall Lantern Room, Wed Sept 7th, 4.30pm.
More info………Do you want to develop internationally, find conference events just right for you, showcase your act or business, gain funding and support, know more about SXSW Interactive?
If yes to any of the above and you’re interested in gaining first-hand knowledge and insight into some of the world’s biggest and most influential music and interactive trade and showcase events, then you should be attending this event.
Registration for DIT Music & Interactive Events Roadshow, 7th September 2016

GUITAR STAR: It’s back and it’s bigger than ever!

*HEADS UP GUITARISTS*
Its that time again. Sky Arts TV are hunting for guitarists. Interested?
Do you have a friend or a family member who is amazing on guitar and looking to advance their career and get noticed? The Sky Arts TV scouts are coming to Baldwin Street, Bristol next Wednesday to audition. There will be open jam sessions taking place for you to relax, get into it and show your playing skills.
To register your interest and find out more about the session, please email: kizzymorrell@gmail.com

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