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Clearing the Murky Waters – Intellectual Property for Beginners

Sunday, March 1st, 2009

The Cape Music Industry Commission is hosting a series of workshops on the intricacies of Intellectual Property in the burgeoning Music Industry. The two-hour workshops facilitated by the Cape MIC CEO, Peter Theunissen, and staff take place in Mitchells Plein & Langa on the 14th and 28th of March 2009 at designated times.

The workshops will take a good, hard look at the tricky territory of Intellectual Property in a local and global music context and cover topics like:

  • What is Intellectual Property?
  • How does one protect it? (registration, membership, reproduction, pay outs)
  • What portion of the profits of the composition is one entitled to (producers, publishers, band members)?

Aimed at composers and/or anyone active or interested in the business of music, the course also includes a lucid question and answer portion. Discussions will range from registration with collection houses (royalties) to IP in emerging digital media and beyond, and will give participants a clearer understanding of how South African composer’s IP is protected in a local and global music economy.

Cape Mic Workshops Program

Saturday, 14th March, Mitchells Plein, Alliance Francaise Hall Street,  11h00-13h30

Saturday, 28th March, Langa, Venue TBC, 14h00-16h30

Limited space means that interested parties need to register ahead of time. Please email or call Sanja at thje Cape MIC Music Business Development Centre. sanja@capemic.co.za Tel. 021 422 2033. Or visit http://www.capemic.co.za

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