Music Law Week
Date: 5th Apr 2016
Students in the Department of Music and Event Management at Bucks New University have received masterclasses in industry law during a dedicated week as part of their courses.
Leading industry legal experts Ben Challis and Richard Kirstein spoke to the students during the week-long focus on music industry law.
Senior Lecturer Richard Chamberlain said: "Our Law Week offers students the opportunity to immerse themselves in current and topical areas of music industry law.
"The involvement of valued experts such as Ben and Richard provides them with a fantastic insight into some specific areas of interest."
Ben is a lawyer specialising in entertainment law and is a visiting professor at Bucks New University.
He is also the Executive Producer for television and general Counsel for Glastonbury Festival, acts as General Counsel for 3A Entertainments, one of the UK's leading concert promoters, and is among the founders of the organisation A Greener Festival. Ben spoke about how the law impacts on live events.
Richard is a leading independent expert on music rights buying for brands. During a music licensing career spanning over 20 years, he has brokered several thousand deals, acting for both music rights buyers and sellers.He is the founding partner of Resilient Music LLP, a specialist consultancy whose clients include leading brands in the fashion, automotive, financial services and alcoholic beverages sectors.
Richard's lecture focused on how creative advertising agencies and brands use music as part of their marketing and promotion.
Speaking about his visit, Richard said: "I found the students to be well informed and responsive, having chatted to several of them afterwards."
The week also included a lecture by Francesca Shepherd, a visiting music law lecturer at Bucks, who gave sessions on music and entertainment contract law.
First picture caption: Ben Challis and Richard Kirstein.
Second picture caption: (L-R) Ben Challis, Richard Kirstein, and Richard Chamberlain.