MusicTT & Carla Parris Partner to Host Music IP Valuation Workshop
March 1, 2016: TheTrinidad & Tobago Music Company Ltd. (MusicTT) and renowned entertainment and intellectual property attorney Carla Parris have partnered to host a 2-day Music Intellectual Property Valuation Workshop aimed at informing local music practitioners on the basic concepts of protecting their Intellectual Property, the methods used in the valuation of intellectual property with regards to music and the true collateral value of a song and its artist(s) when approaching investors.
The workshop’s feature speaker is Carla Parris who has twelve years practical experience in the creative sector. Ms. Parris has also operated as a consultant for World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) projects and participated in over twelve local and regional conferences in the areas of Intellectual Property law and the creative sector.She will be joined but guest facilitator Ms. Heather Baldwin-Mc Dowell, Intellectual Property and Public Relations Practitioner, who also has a wealth of knowledge on intellectual property and copyright information.
General Manager of MusicTT, Jeanelle Frontin, emphasized the pressing need for this workshop. “There are two major challenges that must be overcome locally: firstly, there needs to be a cultural shift towards valuing the written word over the spoken word and secondly, people need to intimately get to know what they don’t know about their intellectual property rights. Why? Because the majority of music revenue can only be accessed through the leveraging of those IP rights, and half the battle is having those rights put down in black-and-white,” Frontin explains.
The Music IP Valuation Workshop will take place on 4th and 5th March, 2016 at the Trinidad and Tobago Chamber of Commerce. Interested persons can register at www.musictt.co.tt/ip or visit MusicTT’s Facebook page for more information.
MusicTT is a subsidiary of CreativeTT and is mandated to stimulate and facilitate the business development and export activity of the music industry of Trinidad and Tobago to generate national wealth.
For more information please contact:
Trinidad and Tobago Creative Industries Company Ltd.
Trinidad and Tobago CHamber of Industry and Commerce, Westmoorings