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Tom Farncombe

Strategic Partnerships Director at HAL Leonard Europe

(Picture © Ruth Keating)

Tom is Strategic Partnerships Director at Hal Leonard Europe (HLE), which is part of the Hal Leonard Group of companies, the world’s largest source for music publications. Hal Leonard represents the catalogues of Sony/ATV, UMPG, BMG, Kobalt, Concord, peermusic, Disney Music Group and many other publishers in print and digital media. Tom was previously Managing Editor for the Music Sales Group, and has overseen hundreds of official printed music products for artists including Led Zeppelin, Björk, Bob Dylan, Adele and David Bowie. Tom has a master’s degree in music from Goldsmiths College, University of London and recently completed a master’s degree in Entertainment Law, graduating with distinction from the University of Westminster, London. He is a director of the Music Industries Association, a frequent contributor to Music Publishers Association training courses and a gigging bass player.

Tom Farncombe at IAMIC2020


Music Distribution & Authors' Rights


What are the tensions between (free) offerings and the compensation of authors? What effect does streaming have on the promotion of artists? Who is compiling playlists, and how established are streaming platforms in the context of classical music? Which role do streaming providers play in the development of young composers?


Panel discussion


Wednesday, 3 June 2020
International Conference (open to the public):
Musical Life at the Crossroads between Tradition and the Future

15:00–16:05 Session 4

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