Copyright and Business Models in Music Publishing


Wednesday 9 December 2015, Birkbeck College, University of London

Room 101, 30 Russell Square

London, WC1

No. 5 on this map

As the research project ‘Economic Survival in a Long Established Creative Industry: Strategies, Business Models and Copyright in Music Publishing’, funded by the AHRC, comes to a close, we are holding a final Workshop on Copyright and Business Models in Music Publishing to discuss the results and conclusions with other experts and anyone interested in the research.

If you would like to join us at this free event, please email Ruth Towse, the Workshop Organiser, on


10.45 Coffee

10.55 Introduction to the research project and the Workshop

11.00  Chair: Ruth Towse

Jose Bellido (University of Kent) and Fiona Macmillan (Birkbeck College, University of London). ‘Music Copyright After Collectivisation’.

11.45 Chair: Fiona Macmillan

Dennis Collopy (University of Herts) ‘Digital Disruption and Disintermediation in the Music Publishing Industry’.

12.30 Lunch

13.30  Chair: Fiona Macmillan

Kenny Barr (CREATe, University of Glasgow) and Ruth Towse (Bournemouth University and CREATe) ‘Going for a Song: Copyright and Contracts in Music Publishing’.

14.15 Chair: Maurizio Borghi

Richard Osborne (Middlesex University) ‘That’s the Joint: The Harmonisation of Words and Music in EU Law’.

15.00 Tea break

15.15 Chair: Jose Bellido

Hyojung Sun and Ruth Towse (Bournemouth University) ‘Researching Product Cycles in Published Music’.

16.00 Chair: Maurizio Borghi

Panel discussion: ‘Future research in music publishing. What does the industry want? What can academic researchers do?’ Panellists: Chris Carey (MediaInsight), Martin Cloonan (University of Glasgow), Stephanie Dales (IPO), Jane Dyball (MPA), David Safir (AKM and formerly ASCAP), Jeremy Silver (Mediaclarity, MusicGlue and SupaPass).

16.45 Close.



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