Themed Session Convenor. Rethinking Authorship through Music. Royal Musical Association Music and Philosophy Study Group. July 13, 2017 - July 14, 2017

Event/Organization Administration

The nature of authorship in the collaborative arts has been subject to lively debate in philosophical aesthetics (see bibliography below), yet these debates have focused almost exclusively on cinema with scant attention to music. Music scholars, on the other hand, often need to make decisions about the authorship of particular musical works, yet there has been little theoretical discussion of how such determinations ought to be made. Through a conversation between philosophers and music scholars, this panel seeks to evaluate the applicability of current philosophical theories of authorship to music, propose revisions where necessary, and explore new models.

Service Performed By


  • Themed Session Convenor


  • July 13, 2017 - July 14, 2017

Service or Event Name

  • Rethinking Authorship through Music

Host Organization

  • Royal Musical Association Music and Philosophy Study Group

Location or Venue

  • King's College London