Digital music masterclass hits Birmingham


Gain an overview of the streaming business and how digital services are licensed at the upcoming Dissecting the Digital Dollar event in Birmingham.

The session is presented by music journalist and editor Chris Cooke, and provides a snapshot of the streaming market today, the copyright basics, how digital licensing works and how royalties are calculated and paid.

It takes place at the Musicians’ Union (MU) headquarters on Graham Street from 2pm to 5pm, and is £79.99 or free to attend if you a member of the MU.

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Cooke is an author of the Dissecting the Digital Dollar reports, which bring together the insight and experience of hundreds of music organisations and individuals to provide a health check of the online music market.

The studies, commissioned by the Music Managers Forum (MMF), look at challenges faced by artists, songwriters and composers, and provide action points for industry.

The MMF has also put together a toolkit to help artists and their managers to better navigate the streaming business, including a digital deal checker.