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 Music Market In Ten Steps | CLICK HERE
A ten step guide to the digital music market today



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



Safe Harbours In Ten Steps | CLICK HERE
A ten step guide to the copyright safe harbour



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



CMU INSIGHTS SPEED BRIEFINGS

The Digital Music Market | CLICK HERE
A speed briefing on the digital market past, present and future



How Streaming Services Are Licensed | CLICK HERE
A speed briefing on digital licensing and streaming royalties



Mapping The Royalty Chain | CLICK HERE
A speed briefing on the chains streaming royalties flow down



The Digital Music Supply Chain | CLICK HERE
A speed briefing on digital music distribution and the role of the distributor



Streaming Playlists | CLICK HERE
A speed briefing on streaming service playlists and playlist pitching



SETLIST SPECIALS

The Ten Things people get wrong about streaming – Part One | CLICK HERE
Five key things to understand about the digital pie debate



The Ten Things people get wrong about streaming – Part Two | CLICK HERE
Five more things to understand about the digital pie debate



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