Skip to 0 minutes and 7 seconds SUBJECT 1: Hello, welcome to the course on music copyright. My name is Sukhpreet Singh, and I work at the CREATe Copyright Centre based at the University of Glasgow. I’m responsible for online masters programmes such as the PG certificate in IP innovation and the creative economy. I’m also a researcher of informal IP rights and media management.
Skip to 0 minutes and 31 seconds KRIS ERICKSON: My name is Kris Erickson, and I’m a lecturer in intellectual property and innovation also at the University of Glasgow. My research with online creative communities looks at how they respond to corporate law and what sorts of incentives are most important to them.
Skip to 0 minutes and 45 seconds SUKHPREET SINGH: At CREATe, we investigate the future of creative production through the lens of copyright law, and the impact this has on creative digital innovation The music business is changing fast due to radical pressures of technology and user behaviour. Some observe that it is fast amalgamating into the global data industry. In this scenario, what is the role of copyright in the creation, availability and consumption of music?
Skip to 1 minute and 17 seconds KRIS ERICKSON: In the first week, you’ll explore what copyright is, what it can protect and for how long, and what it doesn’t protect. You’ll hear from musicians talking about real copyright issues, such as how to borrow from someone else’s music when producing your own. You will learn about how to seek permission to reuse music and when, under certain conditions, you can use copyright works without permission; something known as copyright exceptions. In the second week, you’ll learn about how you can exploit your rights in the music you create. Artists can earn money through different licencing options and innovative business models. You’ll learn how copyright differentiates between different contributions in a work.
Skip to 1 minute and 57 seconds You’ll also explore ways in which you can reach a wider audience and make money from your creations, either through traditional routes such as the recording and publishing deals, or new or internet enabled models.
Skip to 2 minutes and 8 seconds SUKHPREET SINGH: During this course, you will interact with us as well as Bartolomeo Meletti, the creative director of copyrightuser.org, who would be happy to give you a helping hand with some of the tricky corners you might encounter. Upon completion of this course, you’ll have a better understanding of how UK copyright law shapes music production and its global distribution. You’ll find out more about free avenues to seek further information, such as snappy, easy to understand copyright commentary, and animations on copyrightuser.org, or access cutting edge research-based ideas and debates in music copyright through create.ac.uk.
Skip to 2 minutes and 56 seconds You may also be interested in more formal learning opportunities, such as the online MSc in intellectual property innovation, and the creative economy offered by the University of Glasgow. I hope you enjoy the ride.