This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to work in the music industry.

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Vocational and further education (TAFE)
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Assessment tasks will be designed to reinforce and extend knowledge and skill competence within set and controlled parameters in accordance with each unit's learning outcomes and performance criteria requirements, including the setting of work based practical application tasks designed to provide evidence of competence outcomes, within periodic and scheduled timelines. Students will be expected to demonstrate the following required skills: - apply information about industry trends and emergent technologies to own work practice; - establish and maintain work and contractual relationships; - comply with the requirements of relevant legislation and regulations, and; - prioritise and complete work tasks, in collaboration with others.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - describe the key copyright issues that apply to the music industry, including why material is protected, how copyright is enforced and the consequences of infringement; - describe music industry piracy issues and their impact on the music industry; - describe the key sources of information on the music industry; - describe ways to keep up-to-date with trends and emergent technologies in the music industry; - describe the legal issues that affect agreements and contracts in the music industry, and; - describe the work health and safety requirements that arise when negotiating work and contractual issues in the music industry.

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