Tobacco Dock, London
31 October - 2 November 2019
Tobacco Dock, London 31 October - 2 November 2019
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Tobacco Dock, London 31 October - 2 November 2019

Phil Kear

National Organiser, Recording & Broadcasting at the Musicians' Union

What's In A Recording Contract?

  • 15:45 - 16:45
  • Friday 9 November
  • Legal Advice
  • The Roadhouse Room

    About Phil Kear

    Phil Kear is the Musicians’ Union’s Recording and Broadcasting National Organiser. He has 25 years’ experience in the music industry, with specific expertise in royalties and copyright. Prior to the MU, Phil managed the Performer Services team at PPL, and also had several years’ experience working in artist and mechanical royalties for Universal Music.

    Established in 1893, the MU represents over 30,000 musicians involved in all sectors and genres of music. Phil’s current role at the MU involves negotiating Collective Bargaining Agreements covering the engagement of session musicians for recording, directly with large media organisations such as the BBC and ITV or representative bodies such as PACT and BPI, acting on behalf of their members.

    His team are also responsible for the collection and distribution of approximately £1.8M of income per year to MU members and other musicians for the secondary use of recordings, for example in film soundtracks or commercials.

    The team also service the MU’s recording and broadcasting members with a wide spectrum of advice on contracts and minimum rates and terms of employment.

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