CMU LIBRARY

The Streaming Business

The ins and outs of the business of music streaming




Resources about the streaming business, explaining how streaming works from a rights and royalties perspective, and discussing the key issues and debates about the digital music sector.



CMU TRENDS IN TEN

Digital Dollar In Ten Steps | CLICK HERE
A ten step guide to how the streaming business works



CMU INSIGHTS RESEARCH

Distribution Revolution Report | CLICK HERE
A guide to the evolving music distribution sector



Digital Dollar Guide: Song Royalties Guide | CLICK HERE
A guide to how streaming services pay songwriters



Digital Dollar Guide: Transparency Guide | CLICK HERE
A guide to making the streaming business more transparent



SETLIST SPECIALS

20 Years Of CMU: The record industry’s love affair with DRM | CLICK HERE
How DRM hindered then helped the digital music business



20 Years Of CMU: Spotify and the streaming revolution | CLICK HERE
The rise of the market-leading premium streaming service



20 Years Of CMU: The music industry v YouTube | CLICK HERE
The music industry’s love/hate relationship with YouTube



20 Years Of CMU: iTunes and the download boom | CLICK HERE
The history of Apple’s digital music business



20 Years Of CMU: The digital royalty lawsuits | CLICK HERE
The debate over how digital income should be shared out



20 Years Of CMU: The rise and fall of MySpace | CLICK HERE
The rise and fall of MySpace as a social and music platform