Music Talks - limited places still available!

 Music Talks Is a new series of talks, seminars, and panels and discussing topical issues in music. They are future focused with many geared to the independent sector. All feature expert presenters and speakers, and each targets a particular professional audience.  Panel sessions include a skilled Chair with expert speakers, moderated discussion, and questions from the floor.

 Music Copyright – the Artist and the Internet

 Our second Music Talks seminar takes a look at Copyright. We are delighted to present Music Copyright – The Artist and the Internet sessions in Brisbane, Melbourne and  in Sydney, each presented with local partners.
 About the Seminar:
This Q&A/Panel Discussion looks at the latest developments to enhance protection for composers and creators from their content being used on the internet without authority. Our expert panel explains what is happening here and overseas, unpacks the terms involved, and answers your questions. Attend this seminar to understand what a ‘safe harbour’, a ‘takedown notice’ and ‘web blocking’ is, and the copyright issues involved for musicians and music makers.

Brisbane Session

Date: Tuesday 18 November 2014
Time: 6.00 – 8.00pm
Location: River City Labs
Presented By: Music Australia in association with QMusic
Brisbane Panel:

  • Chris O’Neill – Panel Chair, National Team Leader – Writer Services APRA AMCOS
  • Vanessa Hutley – General Manager, Music Rights Australia, Music Rights Advocate
  • Rick Chazan – Manager, GROUNDCONTROL Music Management (AUS)
  • Matt McCormick – McCormick Lawyers

This session is free to attend, More information here. Bookings are essential.  Register to Attend.

 Sydney Session

 Date: Wednesday 19th November 2014
Time: 4.00 – 6.00pm
Location: Erskineville Town Hall
Presented By: Music Australia in association with Music NSW

Sydney Panel:

  • Michael Smellie – Chair, Music Australia, Panel Chair
  • Vanessa Hutley – General Manager, Music Rights Australia
  • Lindy Morrison – Artist
  • Fiona Phillips – Executive Director, Australian Copyright Council

Tickets to the event talk are $20 with refreshments provided, free to Music Australia members. More information here  Bookings are essential.  You can book here.

 The Music, The Artist and The Internet - The Latest in Digital Rights

 Melbourne Session
Date: Friday 14th November 2014
Time: 2.40 – 3.40pm
Location: The Arts Centre Melbourne, 100 St Kilda Rd
Presented By: Music Australia and Face the Music

This lively discussion brings together users, artists and experts to look at the future of digital music rights in Australia. The Government’s recent Online Infringement discussion paper is a hotbed for discussion for rights advocates and artists who want the right to choose how their music is used, and those who make their living from composition or recorded music.  From the latest developments for composers and right holders, to artists wanting to know more about sampling to media and users who want to understand fair dealing, we've got you covered. We'll explore and demystify copyright as our expert panel explain developments here and overseas, unpack the terms involved, and answers your questions.

Melbourne Panel:

  • Nicholas Jones – Tone Deaf: Moderator
  • Vanessa Hutley – General Manager, Music Rights Australia, Music Rights Advocate
  • Frank Rodi – Deputy Director Writer Services, APRA AMCOS
  • Ben O'Hara – Head Of Music Business, Box Hill Institute / Business Writer
  • Artist - To be announced

This session is open to delegates to the Face the Music Conference.  Registration is essential. You can register for the conference here.