Music 4.5 hosts IP and music licensing seminar

Industry think tank Music 4.5 is hosting a seminar to examine the future of Intellectual Property (IP) and music licensing in the growing digital marketplace.

Anita Awbi
  • By Anita Awbi
  • 20 May 2014
  • min read
The event will bring together thought leaders, including Raoul Chatterjee (7Digital), Will Page (Spotify), Peter Bradbury (Sky) and Kim Bayley (ERA), to discuss current IP issues facing the music and music tech industries.

The seminar will be hosted against a backdrop of change for IP and music licensing, as the European Commission examines the wider EU copyright legislative framework.

Closer to home, Music 4.5 points to an increasing number of bespoke music creation companies for film, TV, games and entertainment, which bypass the need for synchronisation licensing of existing catalogue.

Meanewhile, new publishers are investing in and monetising music rights in new ways and through innovative partnerships with broadcasters and brands.

This seminar will explore some of these advances, putting them into context of the wider music industry.

Music 4.5: IP & Licensing – A brave new era in online music licensing takes place on 25 June from 2pm to 6pm at 5 Chancery Lane, Clifford's Inn, London, EC4A 1BL.

For more information and to book a place, please visit

Full list of speakers:

Kim Bayley, director general, ERA (Entertainment Retailers Association)
Peter Bradbury, head of music, Sky
Raoul Chatterjee, senior vice president, music, 7Digital
Tom Frederikse, partner, Clintons
Antonia Gilham
Tom Gillet, founder, Metable
Phil Hope, managing director, Cutting Edge Group
Will Page, chief economist, Spotify
Shain Shapiro, founder, Sound Diplomacy
Hessel van Oorschot, chief of noise, Tribe of Noise