Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Digital Dollar masterclass will help explain five developing music business news stories | UNLIMITED | CMU

Dissecting The Digital Dollar

CMU Insights presents its ‘Dissecting The Digital Dollar’ masterclass in London next month. This half-day training course is based on the three years of research CMU Insights has undertaken for the Music Managers Forum on the streaming music business.

The session explains the deals done between the music industry and streaming services like Spotify, also providing the background information you need about copyright law, record contracts, publishing contracts and collective licensing for those deals to make sense. It then explains how digital royalties are calculated and paid each month, before running through some of the big issues and debates around streaming.

Ahead of the session, CMU Insights has published a new blog post running through the top five current music business news stories that are much easier to follow once you have some ‘Digital Dollar’ knowledge to fall back on.

Truly understanding those five developing stories – which include the Spotify share sale profits, Spotify’s rumoured artist deals, the stat fiddling allegations made against Tidal, the Music Modernization Act and article thirteen of the European Copyright Directive – requires understanding some copyright law, the streaming deals and the way digital royalties are processed. Which are all things that will be explained in detail at the ‘Dissecting The Digital Dollar’ masterclass.

Check the blog post here. The masterclass takes place on Monday 2 Jul at the London HQ of Lewis Silkin. Tickets are just £79 and are available here. MMF members can get in for £50 by using the discount code that the organisation has distributed.

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