How to Make a Living From Music - David Stopps to Present At MusicTT & IPO Workshop Next Month
Photo: David Stopps, Managing Director of Friars Management Limited (FML) International Artist Management
Local music practitioners will soon have the opportunity to learn from international author and artist manager David Stopps who will be in Trinidad to present a two-day artist management and branding workshop which takes place on 6th and 7th April, 2017 at the Cascadia Hotel and Conference Centre, St. Ann’s. The How to Make a Living from Music workshop will be hosted by the Trinidad and Tobago Music Company Limited (MusicTT) and coordinated by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) in collaboration with the Intellectual Property Office of Trinidad and Tobago (IPO).
General Manager of MusicTT, Jeanelle Frontin, urges music practitioners to attend. “The How to Make a Living from Music Workshop is a valuable opportunity for music stakeholders to learn from and interact with experts in the field of artist management, branding and intellectual property. There are many unexplored revenue streams that artists can access and we want them to be knowledgeable off all of them. I encourage every one of our local practitioners, established and aspiring, to attend and take advantage of this opportunity to learn how to generate wealth through music.”
David Stopps is the Managing Director of Friars Management Limited (FML) International Artist Management. As an International Music Business Consultant and Music Business Educator, Stopps has presented a series of international workshops mainly for musical authors, performers, managers, governments and collective management organizations, but also for telecoms, brands and any organizations interested in expanding their business using music. He has presented workshops in countries such as Argentina, Jamaica, Barbados, Canada, New Zealand, South Africa, The Philippines, The Netherlands, Kenya, Brazil, Thailand, and the UK, among others.
Stopps is the author of the book ‘How to Make a Living from Music' which is published by the United Nations. Commissioned by WIPO, the book is mainly targeted at the developing world but is equally useful in developed countries. The second edition of this book was published in May 2014 and in 2016 it was translated and published in French, Spanish, Russian and Chinese.
Also presenting at the How to Make a Living from Music workshop are several other renowned facilitators including:
- Dr. Dimiter Gantchev, Deputy Director, Copyright Infrastructure Division, Copyright and Creative Industries Sector, WIPO
- Dr. Vanus James, Professor at the University of Technology, Kingston, Jamaica
- Mr. Simon Baptiste, Manager and Performer, Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago
- Ms. Shiveta Sooknanan, Legal Officer 11, Intellectual Property Office of Trinidad and Tobago
- Ms. Cherine Anderson, Performer and Producer, Kingston, Jamaica
- Mr. Leonardo de Terlizzy, Legal Advisor, International Confederation of Societies of Authors and Composers (CISAC), Neuilly-sur-Seine, France
- Ms. Erica K. Smith, CEO, Copyright Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers Incorporated (COSCAP), Bridgetown, Barbados
Over the course of two days, these experts will share their knowledge on several topics including:
- Creative Industries as a Factor of Economic Development in Trinidad and Tobago and the World
- Income streams from Copyright and Related Rights for Authors and Artist
- The Importance of Artist Management
- The Importance of Collective Management in Music
- Music in Film, Television, Advertising and Video Games
- How to Monetize and Give an Added Value to Music via the Internet
The How to Make a Living from Music workshop is free of charge and persons interested in attending can register at www.musictt.co.tt/elevate. More information on this workshop can be found on MusicTT’s website, www.musictt.co.tt, and social media sites.