Film Expo South – Making money from music

This September I’m speaking again at Film Expo South organised by Gillian Tully. It really is a great opportunity to connect with composers, musicians and filmmakers alike and make those all important connections. The event will be taking place in Southampton at The Stage Door, 78 West Marlands Road on Saturday 29th September 2018 and

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Posted in August 2018

Why using nursery rhymes like Lavender’s Blue on TV isn’t always child’s play

MUSIC COPYRIGHT REPORT ON LAVENDER’S BLUE AND HUSH, LITTLE BABY We were recently asked to research, check and advise as to the copyright status of two nursery rhymes in respect of a proposed performance of either or both of the nursery rhymes for a forthcoming television programme. The nursery rhymes are “Lavender’s Blue” and “Hush,

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Posted in April 2018

WHAT A PERFORMANCE! (or how not to use music in film)

Are you sitting comfortably? Then I’ll begin …. Jude and Judy are mates who are both into audio recording, like it’s what they love – try and tell ’em they are wasting their time and you might get a mouthful! Jude is the audio & recording techie whilst Judy is into sound & music mixing

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Posted in March 2018

Film Expo South 2017

For the second year running I was invited to be a guest speaker on the subject of music copyright and the licensing of music for film, TV, live and content media. Film Expo South 2017 took place at the Aegeas Bowl Southampton but fortunately not on the cricket pitch! Seriously though, the conference venue itself

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Posted in May 2017

Ivan Chandler’s recommended reference library and contact list

Clearing music rights is a complex business. Here’s a list of my favourite books and contacts that make my job that little bit easier. Reference works for clearing music rights Music Week Directory Annually published guide to the UK music industry and associated service companies. A ‘who’s who’ of the music industry. Published by Intent

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Posted in November 2015

Organising a free concert or gig? Did you know that the venue might have to pay extra PRS?

When a free gig or concert isn’t free You probably know that the PRS for Music, the organisation that licenses the public performance and broadcast of music in the UK, takes a licence fee equivalent to 3% of Box Office takings for concerts and gigs. This money is then distributed to songwriters and publishers whose

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Posted in November 2015

A sneak peak from our Music Copyright Seminar

If you’re interested in attending one of Ivan’s excellent music copyright seminars give Katie a call on 01276 474181 or email katie@musicalities.co.uk.

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Posted in October 2015

Working with music in and out of film production

I’m a musician first and foremost … My training in the field of music publishing and copyright began years before I’d ever thought of having a job – when I first started to buy records. As a young musician with a taste for sheet music and 45 rpm singles, the listing of composers and publishers

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Posted in June 2015

Clearing Music Rights – just how difficult is it?

Some things just don’t change. Clearing Music Rights is just as complex as it was 20 odd years ago This advice was first published in 1992 in the PACT newsletter. I’ve updated the contact details and replaced mentions of cassettes with CDs but other than that what I wrote over 20 years ago still holds

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Posted in June 2015

Do I have to pay to record Happy Birthday?

Why are companies so keen to own copyright in Happy Birthday? By one estimate, the song is the highest-earning single song in history, with estimated earnings since its creation of US$50 million. In 1988, Warner/Chappell Music purchased the company owning the copyright for US$25 million, with the value of “Happy Birthday” estimated at US$5 million.

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Posted in January 2015

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