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Introducing the Media Composing Landscape

Join The Ivors Academy and the Musicians’ Union for an hour-long session exploring the commissioning landscape of music for screen.

The discussion will focus on the challenges a composer may encounter in trying to get a commission for an audiovisual production, be it a film, TV series, ad, videogame, or podcast.

Learn new ways to navigate the sector, including tips and tricks on how to negotiate better contracts, what buyouts and the associated dangers are, and which rights you have by law to enable you to make money.

Guest speakers:

Naomi Pohl, Deputy General Secretary, the Musicians’ Union
Graham Davies, CEO, The Ivors Academy
Dave Newton, Media Member Account Manager, PRS for Music
Timo Baker, Composer
Claire Batchelor, Composer

What level is it?

Beginner – Intermediate.  The panel is designed for those who have started working in the audiovisual sector, or who are looking to enter the market, but not very familiar with the best ways to protect their works and income.

Can I book a place?

The panel is free of charge and open to media composers and those interested in future media composing work.

How do I join the event?

Register via Zoom here.

Please note the session may be recorded for use in The Ivors Academy and Musicians’ Union communications including on our websites and social media channels.

Can I ask questions?

Yes,  as well as the ability to ask questions throughout the session there will be a dedicated Q&A at the end. We encourage you to ask questions on general  media commissioning practices however, should you have a specific query regarding your situation, please get in touch with your membership association.

This panel aims to provide an overview, rather than act as a surgery for individual cases.

Do I need to prepare anything?

No, but you can read our Guide to the Media Composition Landscape here.

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