Musical waffling with Simon Anderson

Simon Anderson – Audio Network

We have a seasonal treat for followers of the copyright waffle podcast – a conversation with musician, composer, music publisher and Icepops 2019 keynote Simon Anderson.

In this interview Simon talks to us about his copyright history, his experiences of working in the music industry from both a creative and business perspective and his role as Director of Publishing at Audio Network. He also talks to us about his own studies into copyright infringement cases at the University of Westminster and the website lostinmusic.org which showcases his research and the music which has been subject to legal action. We hear about his copyright heroes (for which we have a new jingle) as well as some suitably nerdy facts about music copyright and some topical copyright news (just about – we recorded the interview back in October). And of course Simon shares with us his favourite type of cake.

We included some short extracts of musical works in this interview as part of our discussion under the fair dealing provisions in UK copyright law. In keeping with these provisions here are the relevant attributions:

Blurred Lines – Thicke/Williams/Harris Jr/Gaye, 2013

Jane does some roadying – © Chris Morrison CC BY

Got to Give It Up – Gaye, 1976

Let’s Get it On – Gaye/Townsend, 1973

Thinking Out Loud – Sheeran/Wadge, 2014

We hope you enjoy it and look forward to more waffling in 2020. We hope everyone has an enjoyable Christmas and New Year break. Very best wishes for 2020.

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