Westminster Media Forum

Priorities for the UK’s music sector post-Brexit - protecting IP, maximising export capabilities, and developing the talent pipeline

Morning, Tuesday, 9th June 2020

Central London

THIS EVENT IS CPD CERTIFIED


This conference will consider key issues for the UK’s music sector - artists, record labels, venues, and the partners and communities they work with.


With a new government in place, discussion will examine the priorities for policy in helping to protect and promote growth in the UK’s global market share.


Speakers

There will be keynote addresses from:

  • Ariel Sommer, Head of Music, Publishing & Copyright Policy, DCMS;
  • Dr Ros Lynch, Director of Copyright and IP Enforcement, Intellectual Property Office; and
  • Dr Claire Mera-Nelson, Director, Music, Arts Council England.

Further confirmed speakers include: Paul Pacifico, Chief Executive Officer, Association of Independent Music; Kwame Otiende, Co-Founder, The Jago and Stuart Worden, Principal, The BRIT School for Performing Arts and Technology, London.


The agenda

  • Maintaining growth in the UK music industry - next steps for policy;
  • Priorities for future copyright regulation and enforcement of rights;
  • Key issues for the digital marketplace - protecting IP, remuneration for artists and content creators, and Copyright Directive implementation;
  • Prospects for live performance and the UK grassroots scene - options for addressing challenges facing venues,  planning and licensing, and touring post-Brexit;
  • Assessing key skills requirements for the future, and how they can best be developed;
  • Nurturing home-grown talent - music education, widening accessibility and engagement, and developing the talent pipeline; and
  • Maximising  the sector’s export capabilities - reducing barriers to movement and trade, and accessing new markets.


Keynote Speaker

Ariel Sommer

Head of Music, Publishing & Copyright Policy, DCMS

Keynote Speakers

Ariel Sommer

Head of Music, Publishing & Copyright Policy, DCMS

Dr Ros Lynch

Director of Copyright and IP Enforcement, Intellectual Property Office

Dr Claire Mera-Nelson

Director, Music, Arts Council England

Neil Semple

Creative Content Lead, Department for International Trade

Speakers

Paul Pacifico

Chief Executive Officer, Association of Independent Music

Kwame Otiende

Co-Founder, The Jago

Stuart Worden

Principal, The BRIT School for Performing Arts and Technology, London