IP for beginners in music industry


The Cape Music Industry Commission is hosting a series of workshops on the intricacies of Intellectual Property in the burgeoning Music Industry. The two-hour workshops are facilitated by the Cape MIC CEO, Peter Theunissen, and staff. Two additional venues have been added. Mitchells Plain on the 14 March and Langa on the 28.

The workshops will take a good, hard look at the tricky territory of Intellectual Property in a local and global music context and cover topics like:
•What is Intellectual Property?
•How does one protect it? (registration, membership, reproduction, pay outs)
•What portion of the profits of the composition is one entitled to (producers, publishers, band members)?

Aimed at composers and/or anyone active or interested in the business of music, the course also includes a lucid question and answer portion. Discussions will range from registration with collection houses (royalties) to IP in emerging digital media and beyond, and will give participants a clearer understanding of how South African composer’s IP is protected in a local and global music economy.

Cape Mic Workshops Programme –

Saturday, 14 March, Alliance Francaise, Mitchells Plein 11h00-13h30
Saturday, 28 March, TBA, Langa 14h00-16h30

Limited space means that interested parties need to register ahead of time. Please email or call Sanja at the Cape MIC Music Business Development Centre. sanja@capemic.co.za Tel. 021 422 2033. Or see website http://www.capemic.co.za


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