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

CMU Trends Briefing: Digital Dollar In Ten Steps | Jul 2019
A ten step briefing on how the streaming business works | CLICK HERE



CMU RESEARCH

Digital Dollar Guide: Song Royalties Guide | May 2019
A guide to how streaming services pay songwriters | CLICK HERE



Digital Dollar Guide: Transparency Guide | Oct 2017
A guide to making the streaming business more transparent | CLICK HERE



SETLIST SPECIALS

20 Years Of CMU: The record industry’s love affair with DRM | Apr 2019
How DRM hindered then helped the digital music business | CLICK HERE



20 Years Of CMU: Spotify and the streaming revolution | Feb 2019
The rise of the market-leading premium streaming service | CLICK HERE



20 Years Of CMU: The music industry v YouTube | Jan 2019
The music industry’s love/hate relationship with YouTube | CLICK HERE



20 Years Of CMU: iTunes and the download boom | Dec 2018
The history of Apple’s digital music business | CLICK HERE



20 Years Of CMU: The digital royalty lawsuits | Sep 2018
The debate over how digital income should be shared out | CLICK HERE



20 Years Of CMU: The rise and fall of MySpace | Sep 2018
The rise and fall of MySpace as a social and music platform | CLICK HERE