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prs for music explores

The next PRS for Music Explores event will focus on proposals to update European copyright law, and what they may mean for music creators and the wider industry.

The proposals were first raised last September by the European Commission, and are now progressing through the parliament.

Areas of focus include clarifying the liability of online services which provide access to musical works. Unsurprisingly, YouTube, and its role in the music industry, is at the very heart of these discussions.

The Explores session will offer insight in to the proposals and what they may mean for creators, before moving on to consider what the final legislation should or may look like.

Panellists confirmed so far include Agata Gerba (European Commission), Mary Honeyball MEP (Member of European Parliament), Ros Lynch (Intellectual Property Office), Jackie Alway (Music Publishers Association), Andy Heath (UK Music), Crispin Hunt (BASCA) and Robert Ashcroft (PRS for Music).

The event is free to attend and will feature two panel sessions plus networking. It takes place on Thursday 29 June from 4pm to 7pm at PRS for Music’s headquarters in King’s Cross, London.

Please note that spaces are limited for this event. RSVP is essential by Wednesday 28 June so please email policy@prsformusic.com to secure your space.

If you’re unable to attend you can watch the panel discussion on Facebook Live.