Monday 1 July 2013

Artistry and Artificiality: coming up this autumn

I've just heard from musicologist and copyright expert Dr Andreas Rahmatian (University of Glasgow) all about a fascinating event that's coming up this autumn in his adopted city. It's "Artistry and Artificiality? Music and Copyright" and it takes place on 6 September 2013, 9.30am-5.30pm, Melville Room (Main Building), University of Glasgow. According to the rubric:
This interdisciplinary workshop brings together specialists in music and in copyright law to discuss the way in which copyright conceptualises music from the perspectives of the musician/musicologist as well as the lawyer. The talks will examine issues like: what do we understand by (classical, contemporary) music and the musical work? What does music-making involve? What does music improvisation mean? What is composition and musical creativity? Does copyright take account of the notions of music and music creation, and how? What do authorship and co-authorship mean for the musician and for the copyright lawyer? What are the effects of copyright protection on the creation and exploitation of music?
"Whose idea was it to open the show with 'Jumpin' Jack Flash' anyway?"
More details and registration information are available here. There is no charge for the event, but advance registration is required for catering purposes. To confirm your place, please email Jennifer Crawford at and tell her you're coming.

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