Press Release

14 February 2011

Canterbury Christ Church University's Broadstairs Campus will be hosting a special lecture this February, teaching you how to make a living from music.

David Stopps
David Stopps

On Thursday 17 February, David Stopps, 3DiCD Media and FML International Artist Management, will give a short history of the music business and how copyright has developed for songwriters and performers.

He will also discuss the use and importance of music in film, TV productions, advertising and video games, as well as the digital online delivery of music.

Dr Andrew Gower, Broadstairs Campus Director and Acting Head of Music, said "Copyright is a key issue for all those wishing to write and perform music, particularly in an increasingly digitised music industry.  I am delighted David has agreed to give a lecture within the University's Public Lecture Series.  We look forward to gaining practical insights on how to earn a living from music, drawn from David's long and illustrious career in international music management."

David has worked in the industry for more than four decades and has shared some of his knowledge and expertise in the book ‘How to make a Living from Music', published by the United Nations.

He started his career as a promoter of the famous Friars Club in Aylesbury, Bucks. He promoted many celebrities including David Bowie, U2, Genesis, The Kinks, Blondie, The Police, Queen, Fleetwood Mac, The Jam, Kraftwerk, The Ramones and The Clash.

In 2009 he successfully re-opened the Friars Club after a break of 25 years with over 90,000 members, making it the largest music club in Europe.

His career in the industry led to him managing Marillion, Howard Jones and The Fat Lady Sings in the 80s. In recognition of his work, he received the Music Managers Forum (MMF) Roll of Honour award in May 2008.

In 2010 David became a director of software company, 3DiCD Media, which intends to revolutionise the way music is marketed in the on-line environment.

He is also a member of the British Copyright Council and from 2002 to 2010 was the United Nations representative for The International Music Managers Forum at WIPO (the World Intellectual Property Organisation) in Geneva.

The lecture starts at 6pm and it is free to attend. Reservations are required, to book a place call 01843 609 184.


Notes to Editor

Canterbury Christ Church University

Canterbury Christ Church University is a modern university with a particular strength in higher education for the public services.

With nearly 18,000 students, and five campuses across Kent, its courses span a wide range of academic and professional expertise.

  • As a leading provider of teaching and health care courses we have produced nearly 3,500 health and social care professionals and 7,000 teachers in the last five years.
  • Over 90 per cent of our graduates gain employment or are in further study in the first six months after graduating.
  • Along with over a thousand undergraduate, postgraduate and professional training courses on offer, we are also home to world-leading and internationally recognised research in Education, History, Music and Sports Related Studies.
  • Canterbury Christ Church University was founded in 1962 by the Church of England as a teacher training college.


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