Music and Dance Beyond Copyright Text?

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How does the law protect and promote the work of those who create innovative forms of music and dance? In this audio slideshow we hear from Principal Investigator Professor Charlotte Waelde who outlines the conclusion of her research along with Professor Philip Schlesinger. They interviewed dancers and musicians to discuss how to copyright their work and thereby earn a living. Also interviewed here are collaborators on the project -- Francis Yeoh (lawyer and dancer) and Tamara Schlesinger (singer /songwriter and director of 6 day riot). At a seminar held in September 2011 they each give their findings and experiences of how copyright works for or fails them.


Arts & Humanities Research Council: Each year the AHRC provides approximately £100 million from the Government to support research and postgraduate study in the arts and humanities, from archaeology and English literature to design and dance. In any one year, the AHRC makes approximately 700 research awards and around 1,000 postgraduate awards. Awards are made after a rigorous peer review process, to ensure that only applications of the highest quality are funded. Arts and humanities researchers constitute nearly a quarter of all research-active staff in the higher education sector. The quality and range of research supported by this investment of public funds not only provides social and cultural benefits but also contributes to the economic success of the UK. See Arts & Humanities Research Council website.