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.



GETTING STARTED

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



THE STREAMING BUSINESS

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



Streaming Challenges In Ten Steps | CLICK HERE
A ten step guide to the challenges facing the streaming business in 2020



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



MUSIC COPYRIGHT

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



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



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



Collective Licensing In Ten Steps | CLICK HERE
A ten step guide to the collective licensing system



Music Rights Data In Ten Steps | CLICK HERE
A ten step guide to music rights data, data standards and databases



Artist And Songwriter Rights In Ten Steps | CLICK HERE
A ten step guide to the rights artists and songwriters enjoy over their music



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



MUSIC PIRACY

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



RECORD LABELS

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



LIVE MUSIC & TICKETING

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



MUSIC MARKETING

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



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



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



MUSIC & BRANDS

Brand Partnerships In Ten Steps | CLICK HERE
A ten step guide to artist/brand partnerships



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.



DISSECTING THE DIGITAL DOLLAR

Dissecting The Digital Dollar: Executive Summary | CLICK HERE
A guide to the streaming music business



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



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



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



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



MUSIC COPYRIGHT EXPLAINED

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



PATHWAYS INTO MUSIC

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



BUILDING TRUST

Building Trust #01: Safe Harbour | CLICK HERE
A white paper on the copyright safe harbour and the debates around it



DISTRIBUTION REVOLUTION

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