4th April 2018 @ 12:15 pm - 2:00 pm
Museums Galleries Scotland, Edinburgh

This event is exclusive to Culture Republic Partners

Many of us regularly create, control or use copyright protected works as part of our creative practice, whether that be arts organisations creating music for theatre productions, venue cafes playing Spotify playlists or marketers using images in social media content. Are you sure you are doing all the right things to make sure you’re using music, images and text legally?

At this April First Wednesday, Jamie Gilmour, Director of Rightsbridge, will take the confusion out of copyright, replacing complicated jargon with simple terms to explain the various facets and applications of copyright in the arts and cultural sector. From using music in venues or productions, to the soundtracks, images or writing used in podcasts and online blogs.

An unmissable session that will allow you to get to grips with better understanding, managing or monetising the rights your organisation generates and controls.


  • Getting your head round the basics of copyright in the UK.
  • Finding music to use through creating, commissioning or licensing.
  • What you need to know about music copyright licensing and public domain works.
  • Case studies of content creators and music ensembles who have improved their understanding and interaction with copyright

who is the workshop for?

This workshop will help those who find copyright to be boring, confusing and even intimidating, from venue managers, producers and content producers.


Jamie Gilmour – Director, Emubands & Founder Director, Rightsbridge

Currently Director of the Digital Music Distribution Company, EmuBands, Jamie Gilmour is also a Founder Director of the Music Copyright Management Service, Rightsbridge. Jamie founded Rightsbridge with business partner, Ally Gray, to assist a growing number of music industry practitioners seeking assistance with the management of their various music based copyrights.

Jamie has previously held positions at the Scottish Music Centre and the British Academy of Composers, Songwriters & Authors. He is also an experienced Artist Manager having worked with various acts on international touring, promotional and product release campaigns.


Some of the most stimulating sessions take place when there’s the opportunity to step away from the pressure of a busy job, get together with colleagues and share learning.

That’s why we host ‘First Wednesdays’ – a series of topical, bite-sized information sessions taking place on the first Wednesday of each month.

They are an open invitation each month for our Partners and industry colleagues to regularly drop in our offices to keep up to date with ideas and examples of useful practice we’ve gathered from across the country.

It might be as simple as hearing how other people have successfully tackled the same challenges you face building profitable customer relationships and wider public engagement or learning about the raft of new tools or approaches emerging daily.

Our goal is to inspire fresh thinking, expand current networks and focus on the Most Important Thing … to build new audiences and greater engagement.

If you can’t join us in person, why not sign up for a periscope registration. You will be able to tune in remotely so you can still hear from our speakers from wherever you are!

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What can I bring to the event?

Please bring your own electrical devices.

Where can I contact the organiser with any questions?

If you have any questions prior to the event please contact us on scotland@culturerepublic.co.uk

How do I watch on Periscope?

Register for a periscope ticket (up to 48 hrs before the event), then you will receive instructions to make sure you are all set up on the Periscope app. On the day, we will invite you to the broadcast and you can watch along on your mobile device.

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