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Masterclass 28 September 2021

How to be Release Ready: The Fundamentals of Releasing Your Own Music

If you are planning to release your own music then it’s vital you understand some fundamentals about the way the music industry works and how your music can generate revenue. This event for North of England MU and PRS for Music members will cover everything from royalties to copyright and much more.

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Date Tuesday, 28 September 2021
Time 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Location North of England, Online
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Photograph of an artist in a recoridng studio from the back, they are on a large electric keyboard, wearing an orange hat with long hair

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Should you have any access requirements please let us know via manchester@theMU.org

About the event

PRS for Music and the MU are delighted to invite you to our How to be Release Ready event taking place in September.

Now more than ever before, musicians and artists are taking a DIY approach to creating, releasing and exploiting their music. Some are self-releasing now with hopes of securing a future record deal, but others see it as a long-term strategy for their careers.

Either way, if you are planning to release your own music, then it's vital you understand some fundamentals about the way the music industry works and how your music can generate revenue.

This free virtual event will take place on Crowdcast and is open to both PRS and MU members in the North of England region. The MU will explain how record labels and music publishers make their money and how independent artists can do the same.

Topics covered will include:

  • Copyright law and protecting your work · The difference between Master Rights and Publishing Rights, and how they relate to collection societies (PRS, MCPS and PPL)
  • The business models behind record labels and music publishers (and how that applies to you)
  • Artists agreements and performer's permissions you need to secure before you can release

PRS for Music will take you through the practicalities of self service using the PRSfM website.

Topics covered will include:

  • How to register or amend works
  • How to search PRSfM works database
  • How to report performance usage
  • How to claim unpaid royalties

How to attend

Attendance at the events is free but spaces are limited.

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