CMU INSIGHTS RESEARCH HUB

Welcome to the Research Hub

Research projects from CMU Insights




THE CMU INSIGHTS RESEARCH HUB undertakes research projects investigating current trends and best practice in the business of music. This includes our ground-breaking work with MMF, AIM, IMPALA and Friend MTS plus regular CMU Trends guides available to premium subscribers.



DISSECTING THE DIGITAL DOLLAR | INFO
Dissecting The Digital Dollar is a series of reports, guides and tools produced by CMU Insights for the UK’s Music Managers Forum designed to help artists and managers better understand the streaming business, and the impact the rise of digital channels has had on the wider music industry.



ONE STEP AHEAD | INFO
CMU Insights has teamed up with IMPALA to launch One Step Ahead, a new digital intelligence facility to enable independent music companies across Europe to navigate and identify trends, developments, challenges and opportunities in the digital music market.



BUILDING TRUST | INFO
CMU Insights has teamed up with content and platform security firm Friend MTS to published a series of white papers exploring the legal and ethical responsibilities of digital companies, and how legal reforms around copyright, data, privacy and online harms will impact those businesses.




MUSIC COPYRIGHT EXPLAINED | INFO
The UK government’s Intellectual Property Office and CMU Insights have teamed up to launch a new guide to music rights that will help everyone in the music community better understand the ins and outs of music copyright, music licensing and how music rights make money.



DISTRIBUTION REVOLUTION | INFO
Distribution Revolution is a major report produced by CMU Insights for the UK’s Association Of Independent Music exploring how the role of the music distributor has evolved over the last two decades and the distribution options now available to  independent music businesses and self-releasing artists.



To discuss commissioning or partnering on a music industry research project email insights@unlimitedmedia.co.uk