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CMU Insights @ The Great Escape 2016

CMU Insights presented four one-day conferences at The Great Escape 2016


In 2016, CMU Insights @ The Great Escape packed out Dukes @ Komedia on the first two days of TGE with four one-day mini conferences putting the spotlight on data, YouTube, physical product and the way the music industry recruits and supports its people.

CMU Insights presents The Data Conference | SESSION NOTES
Transparency! Data! Blockchain! Let’s make buzzwords happen!
In this conference we looked at the various pools of data available to artists, labels, managers and promoters, and how that data can be used in practical ways. We then looked at the issues around music rights data and the lack of transparency in the way digital income is processed, and at some of the solutions to the music industry’s biggest data challenge, including how the blockchain might play a role.

CMU Insights presents The YouTube Conference | SESSION NOTES
What if YouTube actually is the future?
In this conference we looked at the controversy around safe harbours and the value gap, and other legal and licensing challenges around YouTube and video online. We then looked at how the music industry can better use YouTube as a marketing channel, a data service and a micro-licensing platform. YouTube then provided an update on its latest developments, before we looked at the rise of the YouTuber, and the live, legal and managment challenges they face.

CMU Insights presents The Physical Conference | SESSION NOTES
CDs! Vinyl! T-shirts! Who the hell is buying this stuff?
In this conference – sponsored by BPI – we asked why CD sales were holding up better than everyone expected in the UK. We then looked at how managers and labels are generating extra revenue through premium CD and vinyl releases, before putting the spotlight on merch and direct-to-fan, and the role of management and labels in building successful D2F businesses.

CMU Insights presents The People Conference | SESSION NOTES
What has the music industry ever done for you?
In this conference – sponsored by Help Musicians UK – we looked at diversity and training issues in the music industry, before exploring mental health challenges in the wider music community. Help Musicians UK launched its new research project on mental health in the music industry, while Vice showcased its recent videos on the issue, and we discussed how managers, labels and promoters can better support the health of their artists and people.

Once again, CMU Insights @ The Great Escape put the spotlight on the biggest topics of the moment while also putting new issues and trends onto the music industry’s agenda.


CMU REPORTS

CMU@TGE: Who the hell is buying all these t-shirts?
CMU@TGE: Who the hell is buying all these CDs?
CMU@TGE: Reality check – who needs to play ball, and why would they?
Trends: The physical market in 2016 – who the hell is buying all these CDs?
CMU@TGE: The data pioneers – Niclas Molinder, Auddly
CMU@TGE: The data pioneers – Robert Kaye, MusicBrainz
Trends: Tracking digital dollars – the transparency problem
CMU@TGE: The emerging YouTube industry
CMU@TGE: Making video that succeeds online
CMU@TGE: Getting more from YouTube
Trends: The music industry and YouTube
CMU@TGE: Matt Tanner from Donuts
CMU@TGE: Nats Spada on Platform B
CMU@TGE: Jeff Thompson on Off Axis
Trends: Building a more skilled music industry
CMU Podcast: The Great Escape, Secondary Ticketing, Bpoplive
Help Musicians UK launches research exploring mental health in the music community
Session Notes | The Great Escape 2016
Some CMU Insights from TGE2016: Building a more skilled music industry
Some CMU Insights from TGE2016: The physical market in 2016
Some CMU Insights from TGE2016: Tracking digital dollars
Some CMU Insights from TGE2016: YouTube + Music – A brief history
CMU@TGE Previews: CDs! Vinyl! T-shirts! Who the hell is buying this stuff?
CMU@TGE Previews: Building a healthier music industry
CMU@TGE Previews: Building a more diverse music industry
CMU@TGE Previews: Building a more skilled music industry
CMU@TGE Previews: CMU:DIY x The Great Escape
CMU@TGE Previews: Reality check – who needs to play ball, and why would they?
CMU@TGE Previews: The data pioneers
CMU@TGE Previews: Transparency through technology – and what the hell is the blockchain?
CMU@TGE Previews: Drowning in data? Learn how to swim
CMU@TGE Previews: What if YouTube actually is the future?
CMU@TGE Previews: The emerging YouTube industry
CMU@TGE Previews: Making video that succeeds online
CMU@TGE Previews: Getting more from YouTube
CMU@TGE Previews: YouTube licensing – explained at last!
Help Musicians UK and Vice join CMU to put the spotlight on mental health in the music community at The Great Escape
YouTubers, data pioneers and music licensing experts among the additions to CMU Insights @ The Great Escape programme
PledgeMusic’s Benji Rogers and Vevo’s Tom Connaughton among those set to speak at CMU Insights @ The Great Escape this May
CMU Insights to return to The Great Escape, plus 50 bands announced