Dennis Collopy

Senior Lecturer Music Industry
School of Creative Arts

Dennis Collopy

Dennis Collopy's music industry career spans 38 years, these included stints at Chrysalis Music, RCA Records, Riva Music (signing The Clash, Rod Stewart and John Mellencamp), BMG Music Publishing EG Group, Big Life Music, he also and spent five years running the USA companies.  Finally, he established his own firm Menace Music in 1992. Collopy has also served on the board of a number of music industry bodies including the PRS and the MPA. He has taught music management, music publishing and IP Law at the Academy of Contemporary Music, Bucks New University and the University of Westminster. Collopy is part of the University of Hertfordshire's Music Research team for the 'Music Experience and Behaviour in Young people" consumer insight survey first launched in June 2008, and most recently run in 2011. In 2009 he co-founded the Music and Entertainment Industries Research Group based at University of Hertfordshire and in 2011he co-founded EMBRA (the European Music Business Research Association) and is co-editor of the International Journal of Music Business Research first published in April 2012. His research interests cover International IP and contract Law, Economics and Management Science and include investigating the demand, supply parts of the modern music value chain, emerging new business models and increasing challenges to organisational structures within the music and entertainment industry, global copyright law, the international administration of music and the rights of creators.