Conference on Music Law and Practice @ University of Central Lancashire, Preston [June 1]: Submit by May 15

About the organiser and the conference:

A conference which will examine the intersection between music and law, with a particular focus on the current legal and business challenges posed by a morphing, transnational, mid-digital marketplace.

The conference will be organised by Lancashire Law School and the School of Journalism, Media and Performance, University of Central Lancashire. Its objective will be to encourage research and discussion about the present and future interface between the two areas of professional practice represented by these schools – law and music.

It will achieve this by creating a unique forum within which academics, music industry experts and legal practitioners can reflect on how they might better work together to advance the business of music.

Keynote speakers and panellists include Ann Harrison (Music: The Business), Jules O’Riordan (Judge Jules) and Peter Hook (Joy Division & New Order).

Call for Papers and Registration:

Papers presented at the conference will cover a range of related topics including:

  • Music business contracts
  • Intellectual property law (in particular copyright)
  • Licensing, royalties and royalty collection
  • Digital rights issues and developments
  • Digital music commerce, including streaming
  • Piracy
  • Arbitration and mediation of music industry disputes
  • Legal issues arising from new business models, technologies, music distribution, live events, and merchandising

Interested participants should submit an abstract of circa 500 words to Glen Woodroffe at gwoodroffe[at], copying in Tony Rigg at trigg[at]


The Present and Future of Music Law and Practice

Location and Date:

University of Central Lancashire, Preston, PR1 2HE

10:00 AM – 5:00 PM 1 July 2019


The deadline for abstracts is 5:00 pm (UK time) Wednesday 15 May 2019.

All abstracts will be reviewed by the conveners and selections will be announced on Monday 3 June 2019.

Participants will be responsible for their own travel and accommodation expenses.

Official link:
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