Key Trends Webinar Series

Three one hour webinars reviewing key trends in the music industry in 2021

Get to grips with all the key trends in the music industry in 2021 with this series of three webinars, taking place over three Tuesdays in April and May.

Find out how each strand of the music industry has been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, plus navigate and understand all the key developments and talking points in streaming and music copyright from the last year.

Attendees can tune in to each webinar live or access a recording for a full month after the initial session.

This series consists of the following three sessions:

Key Music Industry Trends | 27 Apr

Key Streaming Trends | 4 May

Key Music Copyright Trends | 11 May

Each webinar is delivered live at 2.30pm London time, with a recording available for a month after the live session.

Check out full details of what each webinar covers below.

A place on the full series costs just £60 per person including VAT and booking fee. Click the big button below to secure you place.

You can also book into individual webinars – and a whole host of other upcoming training sessions – via this page here.

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Tuesday 27 Apr 2021 | 2.30pm
In a year dominated by the impact of COVID-19, what have been the key developments in the wider music industry over the last twelve months? As the live industry restarts, what will it look like? And what impact will the challenges of the pandemic have long-term on all the other strands of the music industry?

Learn about…
• What the live sector will look like post-COVID.
• The impact of COVID on music rights and the fan relationship.
• The debate around the economics of streaming.
• How data and networks are now crucial for music marketing.
• The new opportunities in live streaming and direct-to-fan.

Tuesday 4 May 2021 | 2.30pm
While the streaming boom continues to be led by Spotify-style services, the digital music market is diversifying again. New streaming products and business models present both challenges and opportunities, while lingering questions about Spotify-style streaming increasingly need to be answered.

Learn about…
• The evolution of user-generated content platforms.
• Where live-streaming, music creation apps and podcasts fit in.
• The ongoing debate over how digital income is shared.
• The power and the mystery of the algorithms.
• Why addressing music data challenges is becoming more urgent.

Tuesday 11 May 2021 | 2.30pm
The music rights business has been more stable during the COVID-19 crisis, though certain revenue streams have taken a hit. Meanwhile copyright law and the music industry’s licensing systems continue to evolve. Get a speedy update on all the key developments in music rights with this webinar.

Learn about…
• The impact of COVID-19 on music rights revenues.
• The implementation of the European Copyright Directive.
• The new mechanical rights licensing system in the US.
• The music industry’s key piracy objectives.
• The ongoing transparency debate.

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Bookings are non-refundable, though a booking can be transferred to another person or webinar – email for more info.

Payment must be made before attendance unless otherwise arranged.

Once you have booked online you will receive an automatic booking confirmation by email. If there are any subsquent issues with processing your payment we will get in touch. Otherwise you will receive a logistics email on the morning of the webinar telling you how to access the session.

All webinars are delivered via the Zoom webinar platform and you will need an internet connection to access them.

If, for any reason, a webinar is postponed or cancelled CMU Insights will let each participant know by email, via the email address used in the booking. Affected attendees will have the option to move their booking to another webinar or to take a full refund.

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