Hearts For Arts Law Presents: Music & Law


Protecting copyright, managing royalties and understanding licensing in the ever-changing music industry can be complex. To guide you through this dynamic area of law, Arts Law is hosting a panel event at Giant Dwarf featuring four diverse and expert professionals within the music law world – Jules Munro (Simpsons), Chloe Martin-Nicolle (Sony Music Australia), Duncan Collins (Ministry of Sound Australia) and Suzanne Derry (Arts Law).

Join us in learning about protecting the rights of creators now and in the future and support Arts Law while you’re at it! All ticket proceeds flow back to Arts Law to help them service Australia’s creative community.

Musicians, students, advocates and lawyers all welcome!

(CPD points can be claimed by legal practitioners for this event).

All proceeds to Arts Law – tickets below

Doors at 6pm for a 7pm start.


Jules Munro Jules Munrois director of Chambers & Partners listed intellectual property and entertainment firm Simpsons Solicitors. He and the firm are regular and recognised contributors to Arts Law’s pro-bono legal advice program. Jules is the lead author of the Australian music industry “bible” Music Business: A Musician’s Guide to the Australian Music Industry. He is the former President of Music New South Wales, the peak body for contemporary music in New South Wales. Jules has over 15 years of expertise in intellectual property advice specialising in copyright, media, music and entertainment sectors. He has also been appointed a mentor in the Generate incubator program of the Enterprise Connect Creative Industries Innovation Centre. Jules is a guest lecturer at the University of Notre Dame and the Australian Institute of Music. He is a member of the Australian Copyright Society, Copyright Agency Limited and the Australasian Performing Right Association.

Chloe Martin-Nicholle Chloe Martin-Nicolleis a solicitor working in the Business and Legal Affairs team at Sony Music. Prior to commencing her new role at Sony Music, she spent three and a half years at Media Arts Lawyers, a small boutique firm which has a large music based practice. Before focusing on her music practice, Chloe worked at Herbert Geer on copyright litigation matters including the High Court matter of Roadshow Films v iiNet, and has commercial experience working for radio stations, image providers and large corporate entities. She is an artist manager and still dabbles in DJing in local bars and clubs.

Duncan Collins Duncan Collinshas run many divisions within record companies both in UK and Australia over the last 17 years – he has been responsible for some of the most iconic adverts and compilations in the UK, has racked up 31 million album sales in his roles as Head of Compilations, Commercial Director and Managing Director at the world famous Ministry of Sound in the UK, and now acts as COO to the Australian arm of the business, running events, artist agencies, management companies and the like in conjunction with the highly talented local Ministry of Sound team.

Giant Dwarf is a licensed venue. Anyone under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.


  • Hearts For Arts Law Presents: Music & Law
    3 May 2017
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm



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