Key Music Business Trends 2019

A CMU Insights seminar that we can run in-house for your team

This two hour seminar from CMU Insights reviews some of the key trends and debates in the music industry in the last twelve months, explaining what has happened and why, and what challenges lie ahead in 2019.

Topics covered include…

01: The Streaming Business
Where is the streaming business at as we head in 2019? Which services are dominating where, what kind of revenues are they generating, how are people getting paid, and what issues still need to be tackled.

02: Piracy
How has the battle against online piracy evolved in the last year? What anti-piracy tactics are being employed and what impact are they having? And will stream-ripping stay at the top of the music industry’s piracy agenda in 2019?

03: Safe Harbour
Safe harbour and the ‘value gap’ have been key talking points in 2018 as the European Copyright Directive has been debated in Strasbourg and Brussels. What is safe harbour all about, what does the Copyright Directive propose, and where will this debate go next?

04: Ticketing
Secondary ticketing has been another key talking point this year with a number of big developments in the campaign to restrict the resale of tickets for profit by online touts. Where is the ticket resale market today and where is it heading next?

05: Data
Plenty of challenges and opportunities remain around data. First, music rights data and the issues involved in getting people credited and paid. Second, royalties data and the call for more transparency in digital. And third, fan data, and the need to better ally the social, web, email, streaming and ticketing data now available to the music industry.

This seminar is delivered by Chris Cooke, Founder and Managing Director of CMU. Chris has written about the music business daily for over fifteen years and is a leading expert on the sector, often speaking about best practice and current trends at conferences and events around the world.

He also has hands-on experience working on music and marketing projects involving artists, labels, brands and media, and he authored the book ‘Dissecting The Digital Dollar’ for the UK’s Music Managers Forum. With degrees in English and Law, Chris is an experienced trainer who also has expertise in media, marketing, PR and communications.

CMU Insights provides training to hundreds of music industry professionals each year via our own seminar and masterclass programmes; in-house training for music companies like Sony Music, ie:music and ATC Management; courses for members of industry organisations like BPI, MMF, IMRO and the Musicians’ Union; and sessions for the likes of Music Estonia, Music Norway and the Association Of Caribbean Copyright Societies.

‘Key Music Business Trends 2019’ is an in-house seminar from CMU Insights, which means we run it in-house at music companies and companies working with music. We come to your office and run the session for your team.

As an introduction to our in-house training services, this seminar is available at the special price of £399 (plus VAT and travel expenses outside London).

Special packages are also available to those clients looking to book multiple seminars. To discuss us delivering this or other seminars for your team email