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INTRODUCING THE CMU LIBRARY

CMU Library is our online educational resource for the music industry, full of guides, briefings and reports from CMU Trends, CMU Insights and CMU:DIY. For full access sign up to CMU Premium for just £5 a month.




BROWSE THE LIBRARY BY THEME

THE MUSIC INDUSTRY | BROWSE
The music industry consists of people and companies that help music-makers – ie artists, songwriters, musicians, composers and record producers – to make money out of their music making. It’s as simple as that.




MUSIC COPYRIGHT | BROWSE
Copyright is a legal concept that exists in most countries and which gives creative people control over the output of their creativity. Music rights include the distinct copyright in songs and recordings.




THE RECORD INDUSTRY | BROWSE
The record industry is the strand of the wider music industry that works with frontline artists on creating, releasing, distributing and marketing recorded music, and managing and monetising the sound recording copyright.




THE MUSIC PUBLISHING SECTOR | BROWSE
The music publishing sector is the strand of the wider music industry focused on the management and monetisation of song rights, working with songwriters and composers to create and exploit songs and compositions.




THE STREAMING BUSINESS | BROWSE
Music streaming services – including free, premium and user-generated content platforms – are now the single biggest revenue generator for the recorded music business worldwide.




THE LIVE MUSIC SECTOR | BROWSE
The live music sector is the strand of the wider music industry that stages shows, tours and festivals; runs venues; sells tickets; and works with frontline artists on monetising their live performances.




THE DIRECT-TO-FAN BUSINESS | BROWSE
The direct-to-fan business is the newest strand of the wider music industry, focused on helping artists to better monetise the fan relationship through artist stores and by offering premium digital content and experiences.




MUSIC MARKETING | BROWSE
For frontline artists to have successful careers they need to find an audience for their music. Various business partners across the music industry will help with this fanbase building process.