Former EMI UK Boss, Tony Wadsworth Declares that Copyright Reforms Will Greatly Impact Investment in Talent

Although copyright reforms are happening at the parliamentary level in the United Kingdom-the concerns for the future of the global music industry and artists are many. Without oversimplifying, how would this bill affect heritage artists? MP Kevin Brennan, has put forth a copyright (Rights And Remuneration Of Musicians) Bill. These are the very same issues being brought forth to the minority Liberal government in Canada-where the focus right now, is on digital streaming and revenue belonging to artists. There are a multitude of details to consider i.e. record deals signed during the pre-digital era, physical releases, as well as ‘transactional barriers’ that used to prevent some exploitation of musical property (so from one era’s music to another and/or music format) This article is a must read.

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