MPA/MMF Music Publishing Professional Development Programme 2013 Module 2: Writer & Composer / Publisher Relationships; Agreements & Contracts

Starting Date / Time: 4th March 2013 18.30

Type: Industry Event

Venue: PRS for Music Boardroom, Copyright House, 29-33 Berners St, London W1T 3AB

Members ticket price: £60

Standard ticket price: £80

Booking website:

Further information

This Programme has been developed and refined over time to ensure that all attendees become better equipped to take advantage of the new business opportunities that are central to the development of our industry. Individuals from all sectors of the music industry will benefit from the Programme’s varied and comprehensive content. The objective is straightforward: to provide practical information placed in the context of today’s music industry.


Course Content

  • Investment & return; budgeting & cash flow; rights acquisition, signings, advances & recordings
  • Services, process & procedure
  • Relationship management: from negotiation to termination / development to international success
  • Exclusive songwriter, option, catalogue, admin agreements; single piece/song assignments; development deals: key terms & conditions; implications and negotiation positions
  • Classical, media & popular music publishing agreements: differentials & comparisons
  • Roles & rewards: rights ownership & income participation - creators, publishers, performers, A/V production companies & studio producers