About me

Richard Salmon
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Richard Salmon

Richard has taught at LondonMetropolitanBusinessSchool since 2005. Before joining he worked as a barrister specialising in all aspects of music and entertainment law. Richard has represented and worked for a range of clients including; major and independent record companies, music publishers, managers, artists, songwriters and producers, advising on contract, copyright, and digital matters. Subsequently, whilst working in business and legal affairs for Tornado Entertainment Plc, Richard was responsible for negotiating digital distribution and licensing agreements with rights holders including EMI, Sony/BMG and Polydor Records. Richard is also a musician, and prior to teaching recorded and toured with his band signed to Virgin records. 


key teaching areas

  • Music Industry Management
  • Music Publishing
  • Entertainment Law
  • Artist Career Development 
  • Event Management Law
  • Music and Media Business Enterprise
  • Research Methods
  • Undergraduate and Postgraduate Dissertation Supervision 

research interests

  • Music Industry Litigation
  • Music Publishing and Copyright
  • Digital Rights Exploitation
  • Music production and composition

Conference Presentations 

  • 3rd LMBS Annual Conference 2010 - Digital Licensing and Royalty creation in the Music Publishing Sector
  • 2nd LMBS Annual Conference Paper 09: The Multiple Rights Deal – Music Industry Contracts and Constraints
  • 1st   LMBS Annual Conference Paper 08: 'Stand up for your rights: Copyrights and wrongs in the modern music
  • business - Copyright, Joint Authorship and Moral Rights
  • Let’s Sell Recorded Music: 'Here We Are Now, Entertain Us' MCPS-PRS Alliance, 29-33 Berners Street, London,
  • Oct 21st 2008
  • How The Music Industry Works; Centre for Commercial Law Studies, Queen Mary University of London,  Lincoln's Inn Fields - 12th June 2010



Richard Salmon
Senior Lecturer in Music Industry Management