4th June, 2013

MusicNSW Presents: From Contracts To Copyright: Making Music Your Business

From band agreements to contract no no’s and copyright concerns: there’s a myriad of legal and finance issues facing musicians and their teams.

MusicNSW’s latest free workshop will help you navigate legal and financial waters: “From Contracts To Copyright: Making Music Your Business” takes place at 6.30pm on Tuesday 18 June at Café Lounge, in Surry Hills, NSW.

Also in attendance will be CIIC: the Creative Industries Innovation Centre, part of the Government’s ‘Enterprise Connect’ program and supported by Sydney’s University of Technology. Learn how you can register for their excellent ‘Biztro’ service – a free, one hour creative business consultation.

Our workshop is free! But space is limited – you must RSVP (see below) to secure a spot.

Panelists for “From Contracts To Copyright” are:

Jules Munro (Simpsons Solicitors)

A partner in the boutique law firm, Jules co-wrote (with Shane Simpson) the acclaimed music industry bible “Music Business: A Musician’s Guide to the Australian Music Industry”. Jules heads up Simpsons’ music, film & TV and digital media team, and his clients include artists, composers, record labels and music publishers large and small, managers, producers, songwriters and DJs. Jules is a current board member of MusicNSW, and served as President until May 2013.

Ben Fletcher (Moneypenny Business & Taxation Services)

Ben is a Director and equity partner at Moneypenny, where he’s been providing accounting, taxation and business advice since January 2008. Working with clients from every level and area of the music industry – from big touring artists to small-time promoters – he’s developed an intimate knowledge of the business behind the music. He’s a member of the ICAA, is a Justice of the Peace, and is working towards a Masters in Taxation Law. He’s also a remarkably average DJ.

Anika Valenti (Arts Law Centre of NSW)

Anika Valenti is a solicitor at Arts Law, the national community legal centre for artists and arts organisations. A former film and TV producer and production manager, in 2010 Anika graduated from law and worked as an in-house legal consultant at Screen NSW and the First Australian Completion Bond Company. Anika joined Arts Law in September 2012.

WHEN: 6.30pm, Tuesday 18 June
WHERE: Cafe Lounge, 277 Goulburn St, Surry Hills
ENTRY IS FREE! Be sure to RSVP to samantha@musicnsw.com.