How Safe Are Your Songs?
13:45 - 14:45
DeLaMar Theater (D12 Panel Room) | Marnixstraat 402, Amsterdam
Duran Duran’s battle with publisher Sony/ATV in the US over rights to the songs on the band's first three albums has exposed a vulnerability that could also affect lots of (disco) dance music from the same period, as well as early house releases and dance floor bangers. If major publishers are aggressively seeking to prevent composers from successfully reclaiming their US copyrights, where does this leave the people who wrote
these songs? ADE takes an in-depth look at a situation that could affect anyone who has had or will have US success.
Anna Neville (Beggars Group, GB)
Wallace Collins (Wallace E. J. Collins III, Esq., US)
Moderator: Bjorn Schipper (Schipper Legal, NL)