CMU LIBRARY

Getting Started In Music

Advice on launching a career or business in music




Resources for those at the start of their music career, explaining how artists make money and build a fanbase, and introducing the different people and companies they work with along the way.



CMU TRENDS IN TEN

Music Industry Basics In Ten Steps | CLICK HERE
A ten step guide to all the different strands of the modern music industry



CMU:DIY LECTURE NOTES

How Music-Makers Make Money | CLICK HERE
An introduction to the artist’s key revenue streams and business partners



Music Copyright Explained | CLICK HERE
An introduction to how music copyright works



How Streaming Really Works | CLICK HERE
An introduction to how the streaming business works



Record Labels Explained | CLICK HERE
An introduction to the role of record labels and how record deals work



The Power Of Data | CLICK HERE
An introduction to the importance of music rights and fan data



CMU INSIGHTS RESEARCH

Pathways Into Music Guide 01: Mapping Music Careers | CLICK HERE
The frontline artist pathway – from hobbyist to headliner in ten steps



Music Copyright Explained | CLICK HERE
A beginners guide to music copyright in the UK



Digital Dollar Guide: Fan Data Guide | CLICK HERE
A guide to managing and utlising fan data



Digital Dollar Guide: Deals Guide | CLICK HERE
A guide to the different kinds of label deals now available