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Parliamentary Dinner to Discuss International Musical Talent Hosted by Mike


On 5th March Mike is hosting with PRS for Music a dinner in the House of Commons for parliamentarians and music industry representatives. The dinner is being held to strengthen the development of Government policy on copyright and discuss how the music sector can maintain a competitive advantage and stimulate inward investment into the UK.

The attendees are:

• Lord Green of Hurstpierpoint (BIS / FCO Trade and Investment Minister)
• Lisa Weedon (Private Secretary to Lord Green)
• John Alty (Chief Executive, Intellectual Property Office)
• Karen Bradley MP (Con, Staffordshire Moorlands)
• Lord Clement Jones (Liberal Democrat Peer)
• Adam Smith (Special Adviser to Rt. Hon Jeremy Hunt MP)
• Robert Ashcroft (Chief Executive, PRS for Music)
• Simon Darlow (Deputy Chair and Writer Director, PRS for Music)
• Frances Lowe (Head of Regulatory and Corporate Affairs, PRS for Music)
• Will Page (Chief Economist, PRS for Music)
• Baroness Estelle Morris of Yardley (Non Executive Director, PRS for Music)
• Chris Butler (Chairman, Music Publishers Association, Head of Publishing at the Music Sales Group)

Commenting, Mike said: “This evening will be an excellent opportunity for leading music industry representatives to discuss with parliamentarians the important role of copyright and Intellectual Property Rights. It is vital for our economy that Britain plays a leading role in the music industry. I hope that we can build on our current international success, which will lead to more jobs and investment throughout the country.”

PRS for Music is the umbrella name for two collecting societies, PRS and MCPS, which together are responsible for the licensing and management of the performing and mechanical rights in the musical works of over 85,000 composers, songwriters and publishers, including some of the world’s best known writers.