28 Jan

Royalties and control vs buyout and lump sum fee: a Case Study

European film and TV composer David learned the hard way in his negotiation  with a major international video streaming service David is a well-known and successful film composer who has been writing music for documentaries and movies for more than ten years. In 2020 he experienced a new kind of

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21 Jan

Simon Darlow, deputy chairman, PRS for Music, speaks on buyout contracts at the 2020 Creators Conference

The following speech was made by Simon Darlow, deputy chairman, PRS For Music, on Monday 3 February 2020 at the 2020 Creators Conference organised by European Composer and Songwriter Alliance (ECSA) in Brussels. ‘The practice referred to as a buyout is when a producer, typically in the audio-visual or video

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