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Conference 21 April 2021

Introducing the Media Composing Landscape

Join The Ivors Academy and the MU for an hour-long session exploring the commissioning landscape of music for screen.

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Date Wednesday, 21 April 2021
Time 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location Online
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About the event

The panel's chair will speak to PRS for Music and an experienced media composer about what challenges a composer might encounter in trying to get commissioned for an audiovisual production, be it a film, a TV series, an ad, a game, or a podcast.

Learn new ways to navigate the sector, including tips and tricks on how to negotiate to get better contracts, what buyouts and the associated dangers are, and what rights you have by law in order to be able to make money.

The Ivors Academy and the MU will also speak about their Composers Against Buyouts campaign, what it stands for and what change it is looking to achieve.

What level is it?

Beginner – Intermediate.  This panel is designed for those that have started working in the audiovisual sector, or are looking to enter the market, but are not very familiar with best ways to protect their works and income.

Can I book a place?

This panel is free of charge and open to media composers and those interested in media composing work in the future.

How do I join the event?

This event will be held as a webinar on Zoom. You will need to register in advance, and then Zoom should automatically send you a link to join the event on the day.

Please note the session may be recorded for use in The Ivors Academy and the MU's communications, including on our websites and social media channels.

Can I ask questions?

Yes, you will be able to ask questions throughout the session using the chat function and there will be a short dedicated Q&A at the end of the session.

We encourage you to ask questions about the media commissioning practice. However, should you have a specific query regarding your situation, please get in touch with your membership association.

This panel aims to provide an overview, rather than act as a surgery for individual cases.

Do I need to prepare anything?

No, but you can read our Buyouts FAQs and Fair Commissioning Manifesto.

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