F&F at the Electronic Music Malta Talks
Dr Jeanine Rizzo was invited to address the first of a series of talks organised by the voluntary organisation Electronic Music Malta.
Held on Saturday 21 October at 16:00 at Spazju Kreattiv, “EMM Talks #1 – Copyright and Music Law”, was aimed to promote awareness with musicians, composers and producers of the rights and laws that govern their musical works and compositions. Jeanine was asked to introduce and discuss music law, copyright, and the rights enjoyed by music producers and music authors. Subjects discussed included sampling of other people’s works, record contracts, mechanical rights, and collective management of rights. Speakers included Mr Martin Pursey from the Performing Rights Society (PRS) who spoke about PRS’ work and the members it represents; and noted electronic music producer Mr Simon Harris, author of the hit single “Bass, How Low Can You Go”. Members of the audience represented different genres and occupy different roles in the music industry in Malta.
The initiative was held as part of the Spazju Kreattiv programme.
A short video of the event and some photos follow below: