Digital Deals, Dollars And Trends – Explained!

in association with Lewis Silkin | Monday 18 September 2017, London | BOOK HERE

This half day masterclass, presented by CMU MD and Business Editor Chris Cooke, will explain how digital music platforms are licensed and royalties distributed, as well as reviewing the digital market in 2017 and which services are leading in terms of users and revenue.

• From Spotify to Apple Music, Tidal to Deezer, Pandora to iHeartRadio, find out which digital music services – both business models and brands – are really gaining traction in terms of users and revenues, worldwide and in the UK.

• Understand how labels, publishers and collecting societies are licensing digital services, how content and data is provided, and how revenues work their way through the system to rights owners, artists and songwriters.

• Get the lowdown on the key challenges facing the streaming music business: platform profitability, converting freemium, sustained listening, transparency, data and the digital pie debate.

This masterclass will bring together insights from a number of CMU Trends articles and conference sessions written and led by Chris Cooke this year, as well as information gathered for ‘Dissecting The Digital Dollar’, the in-depth report produced by CMU Insights for the UK Music Managers Forum.

There will be plenty of opportunities for questions, discussion and networking, plus each attendee will receive a copy of the slides presented.

This masterclass runs at the offices of Lewis Silkin at 5 Chancery Lane, London, EC4A 1BL from 2.00-5.30pm on Monday 18 September.

Tickets are just £99 | CLICK HERE to book your tickets.

Premium CMU subscribers get at 20% discount on CMU Insights masterclasses – just use the current premium passcode to get your discount.

CHRIS COOKE is an editor, journalist and media entrepreneur.

He is co-Founder, MD and Business Editor of CMU, a service provider to the music industry. Best known for its media – the CMU Daily, CMU Podcast, CMU Digest and CMU Trends – the CMU business also provides training and consultancy to music companies, hosts the UK’s biggest music business conference at The Great Escape festival in Brighton, and runs the CMU:DIY education programme for new talent. Chris writes for CMU’s media, co-hosts the podcast, curates and presents CMU@TGE, and leads the company’s training and consultancy projects.

CMU is part of Chris’s company 3CM UnLimited, which also has media, consultancy and education divisions. Through UnLimited Media he also publishes cultural recommendations service ThisWeek London and its sister magazine ThreeWeeks Edinburgh. And via UnLimited Learning he helps to run the award winning PR training charity the Taylor Bennett Foundation, which is enabling more ethnic diversity in the communications industry.

With degrees in English and Law, Chris regularly writes about, discusses and comments on media and media law, music and comedy, and the music and communication industries. He authored the report ‘Dissecting The Digital Dollar’ for the UK’s Music Managers Forum, has written business courses for the Detroit Institute Of Music Education, and occasionally performs spoken word show ‘Chris Cooke’s Free Speech’.

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