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Friday, March 20 • 3:30pm - 4:30pm
TV Blanket Licences: Stitch Up or Opportunity?

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UK television broadcasters including the BBC, ITV and Sky have instant access to nearly all of the world’s music under their blanket agreements with music collecting societies. To some, this is a great opportunity for songwriters and artists to promote their music, and it provides a democratic platform where all music receives equal rewards when it is used in television. To others, blanket licenses represent a loss of control and a missed opportunity to command individual synch fees. While blanket licenses in the UK generate significant revenue for music creators, they also generate confusion and debate.

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Nicky Bignell

Business Affairs Mgr, Music, BBC
Nicky's career in broadcasting in the UK spans 25 years. For many years she headed up the team responsible for music rights advice & clearance across all the BBC's services and commercial activities, is one of the foremost experts on commissioning original music for television and... Read More →
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Peter Bradbury

Head of Music, Sky
Peter's first career was as a songwriter and performer in the 1990’s. He lives in London and has worked in the UK broadcasting industry for the last 18 years specialising in music rights. His career has included ITV television and the BBC where he was responsible for all music licensing... Read More →
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Chris Meehan

CEO, Sentric Music
Chris' career started when he co-founded Sentric Music in 2006 after brief stints as a music manager and promoter.
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Gareth Smith

VP, Big Deal Music
Gareth started work at Chrysalis Music in London in 2003, running the Synch dept until it’s sale to BMG Rights management in 2010. He then spent three years running the Synch and Marketing team at BMG Chrysalis- overseeing the creative integration and exploitation of well over a... Read More →

Friday March 20, 2015 3:30pm - 4:30pm
ACC Room 8C Austin Convention Center

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