And what if we did everything differently? The aim of this 2-day workshop is to rethink copyright for music and the processes and systems that are currently based on copyright, using a blank paper approach. It provides room to connect and think with people interested in reimagining the frameworks that regulate and enable the cultural sphere. It gives space for in depth discussions and thought experiments. What would be the perfect conditions for a diverse and vibrant music culture to flourish?
Musicians, composers, legal scholars, academics, activists and everyone with an interest in rethinking copyright for music is invited to join the workshop. Already confirmed as workshop contributors are festival speakers Mat Dryhurst (artist) Martin Kretschmer (University of Glasgow), Ruth Okediji (Harvard Law School), Joey Akan (music journalist) and Joe Karaganis (Columbia University). The workshop will be projected and chaired by Andrea Goetzke (Music Pool Berlin) and Till Kreutzer (iRights e.V.).
The workshop is linked closely to the Right the Right festival and the issues outlined in its curatorial statement. Its results will inform and feed into the panel conversations at the festival.