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Soundalikes, Parody and Plagiarism
Monday, 21 March 2011 13:26    PDF Print E-mail


31 March 2011

6pm - 8pm

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PRS for Music Boardroom, Berners Street, London


"Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery", wrote the 19th century cleric and writer Charles Caleb Colton. However, such flattery when it comes to writing music can land the composer or songwriter in very hot and potentially expensive water.

A BASCA seminar on Thursday 31st March will look at how to stay clear of the rocks of plagiarism, even when instructed to sail close to the wind by a producer or director. Other elephant traps lie in the area of deliberate soundalikes, or where the specific aim of the composition is to parody an original.

On the panel will be Neil Innes, whose work includes possibly the king of all parodies, The Rutles. Neil will be joined by Philip Pope, who also doffed his cap in the direction of The Beatles recently for a series of sketches in the last series of Harry and Paul. Philip also wrote extensively for Spitting Image and was the musical force behind The Hee Bee Gee Bees, including writing the classic Meaningless Songs in Very High Voices.

Joe Bennett, a musicologist and Head of School, Music and Performing Arts at Bath Spa University will add his considerable experience of numerous case studies, while film and television composer Alan Parker will talk about the perils of being asked to write soundalikes for various productions, as well as "The Curse of the Temp Track".

Professional members and Members of BASCA can attend this event free of charge but it is also open to non-members in return for an entrance fee of £30, and Student members can attend for half price. If you would like to attend, please contact Graham Jackson.

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Cork Music Industry Free Advice & Demo Dip Day
Friday, 04 February 2011 12:40    PDF Print E-mail

mmf-logoSaturday, 25th January

Music Managers Forum Ireland in association with First Music Contact & IASCA & Cyprus Avenue, Cork

Come down to Cyprus Avenue, Caroline Street Cork on Saturday 29th January at 12pm (midday) to get invaluable advice and expert opinions on the music industry and taking the next steps as an artist or band.

The day will include an introduction and discussion followed by a Q&A and will be rounded off with a demo-dip session where demos will be picked at random, listened to and feedback given in the room.

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What makes us dance
Wednesday, 17 November 2010 16:02    PDF Print E-mail

SG_Biorhythm_ImageTitle_webIASCA - Irish Association of Songwriters, Composers & Authors This looks very interesting!!

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Wednesday, 17 November 2010 12:15    PDF Print E-mail

IASCA - Irish Association of Songwriters, Composers & Authors are proud to announce a night of interviews with great music artists this coming Friday as part of the Dublin Culture night - more info here: COLOURLO

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 17 November 2010 16:52 )
IACSA would like to wish HWCH
Wednesday, 17 November 2010 12:05    PDF Print E-mail

hwch2010IASCA - Irish Association of Songwriters, Composers & Authors would like to wish Hard Working Class Heroes the best for the next three days - 100 new Irish bands - get to this festival and check 'em out. podcast up from IMRO/IASCA Culture Night - check it out!!

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