CHARLIE PHILLIPS

Presentation - WIN

CHARLIE PHILLIPS

Presentation - WIN

Charlie Phillips is Director of Legal and Commercial Affairs for the Worldwide Independent Network (‘WIN’), based in London.

Charlie is an England & Wales qualified solicitor specialising in international music rights and licensing issues. His work covers a broad range of issues relating to today’s digital music and creative industries. One of his key areas of expertise is in international performance rights licensing, which entails assisting independent music companies and rightsholders to maximize revenues generated by broadcast and public performance of their recordings. This work involves ongoing dialogue with music companies and producers’ collecting societies/CMOs in some 65 countries around the world. It also involves working closely with international ‘major’ companies, IMPALA, IFPI, and independent trade associations around the world. Charlie is also an expert on the interaction between music rights and data, and represents WIN member record companies within ISO, most particularly in respect of developments over ISRC and other identifiers.

Prior to joining WIN, Charlie was Head of Legal and Commercial Affairs at the UK’s Association of Independent Music (AIM), and before this was legal adviser at IFPI.

Charlie’s early career was in broadcast and digital media, with management roles at Napster and Capital Radio. He started his music career as a recording studio engineer, working with notable artists including Radiohead on the location recording of their ‘Kid A’ and ‘Amnesiac’ albums.

Charlie is a published author on legal professional issues, with four editions of his career guide ‘Working In Law’ (Crimson Publishing) available. Charlie has a degree from Oxford University in Egyptology and Akkadian, and an MA in Middle East Historiography with Anthropology and Arabic from SOAS (University of London).