Free Musicians' Rights/Creative Enterprises Clinics with IP Barrister

Thu Apr 25 2024 at 01:00 pm to 03:15 pm

Central Library, Bristol | Bristol

Business & IP Centre Bristol
Publisher/HostBusiness & IP Centre Bristol
Free Musicians' Rights\/Creative Enterprises  Clinics with IP  Barrister
Talk to a musician and barrister if you want to understand your rights, or if you have questions about how the law and music work together
About this Event

For Musicians

  • What can I do if someone rips off my music?
  • Who in a band owns the songs and the name?
  • Can I release a cover version on my album?
  • How does copyright work?

For most musicians, talking to a lawyer is the last way you’d want to spend your time.

However, if you’re in a band that’s been paid for a gig, had a record released or been played on the radio, every member of the band has rights that can be protected and exploited. Even if you don’t know what they are, someone else will – and could benefit from you being kept in the dark.

If you want to understand your rights, or if you have questions about how the law and music work together, then you can talk to a musician and barrister who can answer your questions at a free musicians’ rights clinic.

Appointments/Drop in

There are 4 bookable appointments available and then after 3:15, and until 4pm, the sessions will be open for drop-ins.

About the expert

Mark Wilden is a barrister at 3PB Barristers. He formed the band The Evenings in 2002, whose single “Let’s Go” was Time Out magazine’s Bedroom Single of The Week, and whose 2005 song “I Didn’t Remember” was described by Steve Lamacq as “actually quite good”. He was called to the bar in 2018 and specialises in copyright and trade mark litigation. Find out more at

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Central Library, Bristol, United Kingdom


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