CMU LIBRARY

The Streaming Business

The ins and outs of the business of music streaming


CMU BOOKS

Dissecting The Digital Dollar: Second Edition
Includes a complete guide to digital rights and royalties | CLICK HERE


CMU GUIDES

CMU:DIY: The Streaming Business | September 2017
A beginners guide to the streaming business | CLICK HERE


CMU Insights: Top five facts about digital licensing | November 2016
A beginners guide to digital licensing | CLICK HERE


CMU Insights: Top five Digital Dollar news stories | June 2018
Five newsworthy developments in streaming | CLICK HERE


CMU SLIDES

CMU Insights: How Streaming Services Are Licensed
Slides from our speed briefing on digital licensing | CLICK HERE


CMU Insights: Top Five Streaming Challenges
Slides from our speed briefing on the streaming market | CLICK HERE


CMU Insights: YouTube + Music – A brief history
Slides from our session on YouTube at TGE 2016 | CLICK HERE


CMU DOWNLOADS

MMF Transparency Guide | November 2017
A free guide outlining the data and information artists and managers need to understand the streaming business | CLICK HERE


MIDEM White Paper: The Transparency Debate | November 2017
A free white paper reviewing the transparency debate in the music industry and MMF’s Transparency Index | CLICK HERE


CMU TRENDS

Spotify – past, present and future | March 2018
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Top five streaming challenges | February 2018
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Reviewing the sales v licence debate | January 2018
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Five contenders for music’s enemy number one – update! | January 2018
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Top five music lawsuits to watch in 2018 | January 2018
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Online music piracy – past, present and future | December 2017
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Dissecting The Digital Dollar – Step by step | October 2017
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The latest record industry stats – three reasons for optimism, three reasons for gloom | May 2017
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Realising the revenue potential of free streams | April 2017
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The push for digital transparency gets political | March 2017
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Five contenders for music’s enemy number one | January 2017
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Reviewing the streaming market as we head into 2017 | November 2016
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What challenges remain to truly unlock the power of direct-to-fan? | October 2016
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How do artists know if they’re getting a good deal from streaming? There are too many unknowns | October 2016
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The big challenge of mid-price and free streams | September 2016
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Assessing the music industry in 2016 – is it saved yet? | September 2016
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Seeking alternative ways to stream – the SupaPass approach | July 2016
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Working through the streaming stats – which matter? | July 2016
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Tracking digital dollars – the transparency problem | June 2016
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The music industry and YouTube | June 2016
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Five key digital challenges for the music industry in 2016 | December 2015
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CMU Trends articles explain the inner workings of the music industry, and review and analyse key developments in the business. They are available to our premium subscribers. Click here to go premium.


CMU CONFERENCE REPORTS

Where’s My Fucking Money? The transparency problem | May 2017
A CMU Insights discussion from TGE 2017 | CLICK HERE


Cost of entry to streaming market is stifling innovation, says digital consultant | April 2017
A CMU Insights discussion from CMW 2017 | CLICK HERE


Playlist marketing must focus on artists not songs, says Believe’s Georges Tremblay | April 2017
A CMU Insights discussion from CMW 2017 | CLICK HERE


Streaming generates vast amounts of royalty data, and not all collecting societies are coping | April 2017
A CMU Insights discussion from CMW 2017 | CLICK HERE


Secrecy around streaming still making it too difficult for artists to know if they’re getting a fair deal | April 2017
A CMU Insights discussion from CMW 2017 | CLICK HERE


CMU Insights presents sessions at music conferences around the world and its own full-day conferences for music people. Click here for more information.


CMU RESEARCH

Dissecting The Digital Dollar
Understanding the streaming business with MMF UK | CLICK HERE


Mapping The Digital Supply Chain
Mapping digital music distribution with AIM | CLICK HERE


CMU TRAINING

CMU Insights offers a range of seminars, in-house courses and speed briefings for music professionals. CMU:DIY overs a range of workshops and lectures for new music talent. Relevant courses include…

These CMU Insights Seminars | INFO HERE
• Dissecting The Digital Dollar Masterclass

These CMU Insights In-House Primers | INFO HERE
• The Digital Music Market
• Digital Licensing Explained

These CMU Insights Speed Briefings | INFO HERE
• How Streaming Services Are Licensed
• Top Five Streaming Challenges

These CMU:DIY Lectures | INFO HERE
• The Streaming Business