CMU INSIGHTS TRAINING HUB

CMU’s Weekly Webinars

Online training for music people



Expand your knowledge about the inner workings of the music business, best practice across the music industry, and all the latest trends and developments, with CMU’s weekly webinars.




Taking place every Tuesday afternoon at 2.30pm London time, these one-hour online training sessions are delivered by CMU’s Chris Cooke.

Each webinar presents timely and easy-to-understand insights about a different music business topic, with plenty of opportunity to ask questions.

Attendees can also access online resources – including downloadable slides – and a recording of the webinar available for a month after the live session.

We are currently taking bookings for the following webinars…



MAKING MONEY FROM MUSIC COPYRIGHT SERIES

Making Money From Music Copyright | Recording Available

Collective Licensing Explained – Get Played, Get Paid | Recording Available

Music Rights Data Made Simple | Recording Available



THE EVOLVING RECORD INDUSTRY SERIES

The Recorded Music Business In 2021 | Recording Available

The Evolution Of Record Deals | Recording Available

The Evolution Of Music Distribution | 22 Jun



THE MUSIC STREAMING BUSINESS EXPLAINED SERIES

The Digital Market In 2021 | 29 Jun

How Digital Licensing Works | 6 Jul

How Digital Money Gets Shared | 13 Jul




Full information about each session is given below

Access to each individual webinar is just £25, plus you can book into four webinars for £75 and all nine for just £150.






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.



UPCOMING WEBINARS

MAKING MONEY FROM MUSIC COPYRIGHT
Recording Available
The music rights business makes money by exploiting the controls that come with the copyrights in songs and recordings. Get to grips with all the basic principles of copyright law and how music copyright makes money in this user-friendly easy-to-follow webinar.

Learn about…
• What enjoys copyright protection.
• The distinct copyright controls.
• Who owns copyright – by default and by convention.
• How music copyright makes money.
• Direct exploitation and licensing.



COLLECTIVE LICENSING EXPLAINED – GET PLAYED, GET PAID
Recording Available
Sometimes the music industry licenses through direct deals, other times it employs the collective licensing approach. Fully understand how collective licensing works – in the UK and around the world – in this user-friendly easy-to-follow webinar.

Learn about…
• Why the music industry uses collective licensing.
• When collective licensing applies.
• What collective licensing means for rights owner and licensee.
• How collective licensing works around the world.
• How collective licensing is regulated.



MUSIC RIGHTS DATA MADE SIMPLE
Recording Available
Getting songwriters and artists paid when their songs and recordings are played often comes down to whether or not the right data is in the system. But what data? This webinar runs through all the key data points and explains how to get information into the system.

Learn about…
• All the important music copyright data points.
• Who manages each data point.
• How you get your data into the system.
• How bad data stops payment.
• Why the music industry still has a copyright data problem.



THE RECORDED MUSIC BUSINESS IN 2021
Recording Available
What are the key revenues, the key trends and the key challenges in the recorded music business in 2021? Get an overview of the global record industry today, including how artists and labels are generating income from their recordings, and how the industry itself is evolving across the world.

Learn about…
• How recorded music makes money in 2021.
• The biggest and fastest growing recorded music markets.
• The people and companies that make up the record industry.
• The record industry’s collecting societies.
• Future challenges and opportunities in recorded music.



THE EVOLUTION OF RECORD DEALS
Recording Available
The artist/label relationship has evolved a lot in the last fifteen years. Today artists have a much wider range of options when choosing a business partner to work on their recordings. This webinar explains that evolution and runs through the key deal types now available.

Learn about…
• The ten label/distribution deals now available.
• The pros and cons of the different approaches.
• The key negotiation points in a modern label deal.
• How the artist / label / manager relationship has changed.
• Why major label deals can still be attractive.



THE EVOLUTION OF MUSIC DISTRIBUTION
Tuesday 22 Jun 2021 | 2.30pm
Music distribution has changed a lot over the last fifteen years. This webinar reviews the evolution of digital distribution, explaining how distributors expanded their services and client base, and runs through the distribution options open to artists and labels today.

Learn about…
• Why music distributors play a key role in the record industry.
• How and why the range of services distributors offer has expanded.
• The pros and cons of artists working directly with distributors.
• The key factors to consider when picking a distributor.
• The key challenges in the music distribution sector today.



THE DIGITAL MARKET IN 2021
Tuesday 29 Jun 2021 | 2.30pm
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.



HOW DIGITAL LICENSING WORKS
Tuesday 6 Jul 2021 | 2.30pm
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.



HOW DIGITAL MONEY GETS SHARED
Tuesday 13 Jul 2021 | 2.30pm
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.



TERMS & CONDITIONS
Published prices include VAT and all booking fees.

Bookings are non-refundable, though a booking can be transferred to another person or webinar – email insights@unlimitedmedia.co.uk 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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