Music Streaming Business Explained Webinar Series

Three one hour webinars to help you navigate and understand the streaming business

Navigate and understand the ins and outs of the streaming business with this series of three webinars, taking place over three Tuesdays in June and July.

This series provides an introduction to the digital music market in 2021, how streaming services are licensed by the music industry, and how streaming income is shared out across the music community each month.

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:

The Digital Market In 2021 | Recording Available

How Digital Licensing Works | Recording Available

How Digital Money Gets Shared | Recording Available

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.

We can also run these and a whole host of other webinars bespoke for your team or develop a specific online learning programme for your company. Click here to find out more about CMU’s Team Training services.


Recording Available
Streaming now accounts for more than half of recorded music revenues worldwide – and in many countries it’s much bigger than that. Get fully up to speed on all the key trends and developments in the global streaming music market in this super timely webinar.

Learn about…
• The different kinds of streaming services.
• Which platforms dominate in which markets.
• Which platforms generate the real money.
• What impact the streaming boom has had on the music industry.
• What key challenges remain for the streaming market.

Recording Available
The streaming business is complex in terms of how services are licensed, and how artists and songwriters get paid. Get to grips with it all via our concise user-friendly guide to digital licensing and streaming royalties – explained in full in just ten steps.

Learn about…
• Why copyright rules and industry conventions complicate streaming.
• How the record industry licenses through direct deals.
• How the publishing sector licenses through direct and society deals.
• How streaming royalties are calculated each month.
• How and why money flows down an assortment of royalty chains.

Recording Available
Streaming is a revenue share game, with digital dollars shared out each month between artists, songwriters, labels and publishers. We explain how the money is currently split up and talk through why some people in the industry believe a different approach is needed.

Learn about…
• How streaming monies are shared out each month.
• How the digital pie has been re-sliced over the years.
• Why recording rights get a bigger share than the song rights.
• The arguments for and against a major overhaul of how streaming monies are shared out.
• The case for user-centric royalty distribution.

Published prices include VAT and all booking fees.

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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