Music Publishing – Nurturing and Protecting Creativity with Steve Lindsey

Music Publishing – Nurturing and Protecting Creativity with Steve Lindsey

Thursday, 8 November 2018, 11.00am

Taking control of your performance career 2018

Following on from the success of Music Network’s ‘Taking control of your performance career 2017’, we are delighted to offer a series of free training sessions for Irish and Ireland-based professional performing musicians working in all musical genres.

These sessions offer support by providing access to relevant and up-to-date expertise, resources and professional supports and focus once again on some of the non-artistic elements of a successful music performance career. On Thursday November 8th music publisher Steve Lindsey takes a session on 'Music Publishing – Nurturing and Protecting Creativity'.

The training sessions are free and will take place at Music Network’s offices in the National Concert Hall, Earlsfort Terrace, Dublin 2. Space is limited to 10 places per session and are allocated on a first come first served basis. Booking is essential to guarantee a place, contact Andreas Ziemons [email protected] Tel 01 475 0224. More details below.

This session will cover essential areas of music publishing from the creation of a composition to registering a copyright while also looking at the role of rights organisations such as IMRO, MCPS, etc. Participants will receive an insight into the different ways that music can be used and various income streams. In addition, the session will cover basic composer agreements and licensing.

Steve Lindey Biography:

Steve entered the music industry in 1975 while at Liverpool College of Art as a writer and bassist with the band Deaf School. He went on to record three albums for Warner Bros Records with Deaf School, followed by two albums with The Planets.

His first job as a music publisher came in 1985 as Professional Manager with Chappell Music in London (later Warner Chappell) and was appointed General Manager of Go! Discs Music in 1988. There he worked with The La’s and Norman Cook’s Beats International. Lindsey joined Island Music as General Manager in 1990 and was associated with The Beautiful South, Massive Attack, Pulp and Irish artists such as U2, The Cranberries and Gavin Friday.

In 1997 he established and ran independent publishing company Monument Music and, later, set up Melankolic Songs in conjunction with Massive Attack.

Steve settled in Ireland with his family in 2001 and shortly after founded Elevate Music as a stand-alone Irish publishing company. Elevate currently represents works by writers as diverse as Cathy Davey, Aslan, Westlife, The Rubberbandits, HamsandwicH and IFTA winning score composer Niall Byrne.

In addition to his work as a publisher Steve sits on the boards of the Irish Music Rights Organisation Company (IMRO), the Mechanical-Copyright Protection Society (Ireland) (MCPS) and the Music Publishers Association of Ireland (MPAI).


Published on 23 October 2018

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