Free UCLan music conference featuring Peter Hook

Posted on - 24th August, 2021 - 7:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Arts, Music, Preston News, UCLan, University campus, What's On in Preston
Peter Hook Pic: Jody Hartley
Peter Hook performing at the Albert Hall on 29 September 2018. The seminal musician will be taking questions at the UCLan event Pic: Jody Hartley

UCLan is hosting a free online music conference on Wednesday (25 August).


The Present and Future of Music Law, which takes place at 2pm, will feature academics as well as music legend Peter Hook.

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The conference will offer alternative advice as the panel discuss the business and legal ramifications of a post-Covid music world.

Consultant and director at leading specialist music law firm SSB, Ann Harrison will feature in the event.

She will be joined by music industry luminaries Sumit Bothra, Managing Director of ATC Management Europe, and senior music industry executive Silvia Montello.


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The panel will be hosted by UCLan lecturer, consultant and music industry advisor Tony Rigg.

Tony said: “The UK music industry was a vibrant, fast-growing and commercially successful sector before the pandemic hit, contributing £5.8bn a year to the UK economy and supporting almost 200,000 jobs. Then Covid-19 impacted profoundly on the consumption of both recorded and live music.

“Today the industry is emerging into a new landscape and we will be discussing recent and new developments, particularly within music law, that affect anyone who makes music or is involved in the business of music. 

“We will consider the very hot topic of music streaming and look at the recent DCMS Committee review which raised concerns with the way the recorded music industry is structured and called for a ‘complete reset of streaming’.”

The discussion will be followed by a look at a new book from Bloomsbury Publishing called ‘The Present and Future of Music Law’. 

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The free livestream on YouTube starts at 2pm on Wednesday 25 August if people want to comment or ask questions, but will also be available to watch afterwards.

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Will you be going to the conference? Let us know in the comments.

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