Geoff Taylor, Chief Executive of the BPI and artist manager James Barton (The Blue Team) joins the panel. Speakers join Theo Bertram, Google’s UK Policy Manager and David Lowery (The Trichordist).

MusicTank is delighted to announce the addition of two speakers to its upcoming think tank ‘Follow The Money: Can The Business Of Ad-Funded Piracy Be Throttled?’
 
Geoff Taylor, Chief Executive of the BPI will be shedding light on the record music industry’s ongoing work against unlicensed music sites.
 
Also added to the panel is James Barton, artist manager of Bright Light Bright Light and Iyes and founder of The Blue Team, who will approach the issue from the standpoint of managers and small music business owners.  
 
They join Theo Betram, UK Policy Manager for Google, and David Lowery, music artist and passionate advocate for artists’ rights online at The Trichordist.
On May 28th, MusicTank will explore the issues around ad-funded piracy in detail, considering whether it might be possible to throttle brand-sponsored piracy, even if the appetite to do so exists.
 
The session will also examine the wider relationships between music and Big Tech and ask whether we are approaching a tipping point, away from the adversarial lobbying that typified the last decade, and towards a future based on more fruitful partnerships.

Event details:

Venue: Fyvie Hall, University of Westminster, 309 Regent Street, W1B 2UW
Date: 28 May 2013, 18:00-21:00 hrs
Tickets: Members: £25.00 / Standard: £35.00 / Student Member: £20.00

Tickets must be purchased in advance from www.musictank.co.uk 
 
About MusicTank

Established in 2003 MusicTank is a unique, neutral information hub for UK music business...addressing change and innovation through informed debate, objective analysis and industry engagement. Owned and operated by University of Westminster, its content-rich website - www.musictank.co.uk - contains a wealth of industry information and resources, together with event transcripts and podcasts, news, reports and research papers. Visitors to the site can sign up to a free monthly e-mail newsletter, and for a small annual subscription become members, giving access to premium content.

Press and media enquiries

Contact us on:

[email protected]