CMU TRENDS GUIDES

I am currently writing a series of CMU Trends guides explaining the inner workings of the music business and all the latest trends and developments. They include both ten step and deep dive guides, each one focused on a different aspect of the business of music. You can buy them from the CMU shop or become a premium CMU subscriber and access them all for free.



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



The Evolution Of Catalogue Marketing In Ten Steps | CLICK HERE
How record companies market their catalogues in the streaming age



The Evolution Of Record Deals In Ten Steps | CLICK HERE
A ten step guide to changes in the artist/label relationship



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



Copyright Jargon In Ten Steps | CLICK HERE
A ten step guide to some key copyright terminology



The Anti-Touting Campaign In Ten Steps | CLICK HERE
A ten step guide to the campaign to regulate online ticket touting



CMU Trends Guide To Music Rights | CLICK HERE
The complete guide to copyright, music licensing and music rights revenues



Sync Licensing In Ten Steps | CLICK HERE
A ten step guide to how sync deals work



The Music Marketing Toolkit In Ten Steps | CLICK HERE
The ten key tools in the music marketng toolkit



Press Releases In Ten Steps | CLICK HERE
How to write better press releases as part of a music PR campaign



Music Piracy In Ten Steps | CLICK HERE
A ten step guide to the music piracy challenge



Copyright Basics In Ten Steps | CLICK HERE
A ten step guide to how music copyright works



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



CMU INSIGHTS GUIDES & REPORTS

I have written a number of guides and reports based on research work undertaken via our music business consultancy CMU Insights. You can access them all via the CMU Library.



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



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



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



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