SMIA Workshops: Music Industry Contract Essentials, Copyright and Monetising Intellectual Property

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As part of the SMIA’s innovation-led development programme, designed to help nurture business talent and build infrastructure in Scotland’s music industry, we will be hosting the Music Industry Contract Essentials, Copyright and Monetising Intellectual Property workshop at The Scottish Storytelling Centre (Netherbow Theatre) in Edinburgh, taking place on Monday 19th February from 3pm – 6pm.

About the Workshop

This workshop will be delivered by Jonathan Tait – an Entertainment Law Solicitor with a music industry background. Jonathan has many years of music industry experience including A&R, artist management, tour management and much more. He will be sharing his broad and expansive understanding of the workings of the music industry and enable you to understand how to protect your work as a music creator or on behalf of the creator as a practitioner.


  • Getting Started
  • Introduction to Recording Contracts
  • Management
  • Intro to Management Contracts
  • Intro to Publishing
  • Intro to Live Performance
  • Touring
  • IP Protection
  • Copyright
  • How to monetise your IP


RSVP now to confirm your attendance as places are limited.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Interested in joining the SMIA? As well as free entry to SMIA workshops, our members are entitled to many more benefits geared to support, strengthen and develop Scotland’s music professionals and music industry.

Collaboration is a cornerstone of the SMIA’s ethos. We are inclusive, progressive and positive. Join and help the music industry in Scotland excel. You can join now via our website, or for more information, please email us at


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Scottish Music Industry Association

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