Upcoming CMU 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 webinars.

Our most recent series of webinars provided an overview of the digital music market today – the key services and revenue streams, how the licensing deals work, and the big debate around how streaming income is shared out across the music community. You can access recordings of all three sessions in this series for just £60.

This series consists of the following three sessions:

Digital Music Market Today | Recording Available

How Digital Licensing Works | Recording Available

The Digital Pie Debate | Recording Available

Check out full details of what each webinar covers below.

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 accounted for 62.1% of recorded music revenues in 2020 and the market continues to grow – but it is also evolving as new services and new kinds of services becoming increasingly important revenue generators. Find out more about the digital music market today and in the future.

Learn about…
• The different kinds of digital music services – and the role they play.
• Which platforms dominate in which markets.
• The evolution of subscription streaming.
• The evolution of user-generated content and video-sharing platforms.
• New digital revenue streams: apps, direct-to-fan, NFTs, metaverse.

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 UGC platform deals differ from subscription streaming deals.

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.
• The track allocation debate: user-centric, artist growth, push/pull.
• The revenue share debate: should the song rights get more?
• The artist royalty debate: should artists get more?
• Methods for re-slicing the digital pie.

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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