Lunch & Learn Seminar From CIMA: Know Your Rights! Copyright & Royalties

CIMA & WorkInCulture Present Lunch & Learn 05: Know Your Rights! Copyright & Royalties

When: Wednesday, February 21st, 2018

Where: Artscape Youngplace (180 Shaw Street, Toronto, ON)

Time: 12:00pm – 2:00pm

Price: FREE for CIMA & MusicOntario members with discount code; $10 for non-members

Confused by copyright and royalties? You’re not alone! As independent artists, it’s essential to know your rights in order to make the most of your music, so prep your questions for February 21st and come get the breakdown from our guest speaker, Ron Rogers, as he uncovers the need-to-know information on intellectual property, copyright, royalties, collection societies, sync licenses, and neighbouring rights!

Ron Rogers has nearly 25 years of experience in the music industry in Canada. His career began at former industry trade journal RPM, where as news editor he covered music business trends and events, and interviewed many of the top artists and executives in music. He has also written freelance articles, promotional materials and advertorials for a variety of companies and media outlets, including Billboard Magazine, Sun Media and Canadian Music Week.

Ron later joined The Children’s Group, one of Canada’s leading independent record labels, as their Director of Publicity and Promotion. Ron subsequently left The Children’s Group to become Head of the Entertainment Management Program at a noteworthy private career college, where he developed curriculum, cultivated and coordinated a faculty of industry professionals, and developed and taught courses in music business, communications and career planning.

For the past 9 years, Ron has been a faculty member, curriculum designer and career and alumni advisor at Metalworks Institute in Mississauga, ON, a private career college dedicated to entertainment industry arts education.

In addition to his work at Metalworks, Ron also designed a Music Business certificate program for George Brown College’s Continuing Education School in Toronto, and currently runs his own music consulting business ( For more than a decade he has been a juror with the Foundation to Assist Canadian Talent on Recordings (FACTOR).

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