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Brexit Considerations for Managers

DATE: 29th January 2019
As we enter a period of uncertainty on the lead up to Brexit, we have gathered some information that managers should be aware of if the UK leaves the European Union in March without a deal. This information has been taken from various sources and is subject to change depending on the decisions made by the UK Government. Managers should ensure that they are in dialogue with business partners to take the necessary precautions which are relevant to their artists’ businesses.

The Government has issued information to say that from the 29th March 2019, drivers from the UK will need extra documentation to drive in the EU and EEA. In the event that the UK leaves the EU without a deal, UK drivers may also need an international driving permit (IDP) to drive in the EU and EAA. To find out more about this and to stay informed on Brexit updates, visit the UK Government Website

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MUSIC MANAGERS FORUM PUBLISHES ‘THE FAN DATA GUIDE’

DATE: 25th January 2019
As the latest instalment of its Dissecting The Digital Dollar initiative, the Music Managers Forum (MMF) is delighted to announce publication of a new online guide aimed at helping artists and their managers capture the maximum value from fan data.

Written by Chris Cooke of CMU Insights in collaboration with MMF board members Lisa Ward (Red Light Management) and Tom Burris (ie:music) as well as Wicksteed Work’s Jessie Scoullar and Peter Mason, Digital & Social Media Solicitor at Russells, The Fan Data Guide seeks to break down the key data types that artists and their managers should be aware of and have access to, as well as advice about how data captured from music streaming, ticket sales, social media activity and affiliate partnerships can be harnessed to grow their business and enhance decision making.

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UPCOMING EVENT



MMF February Manager Meetup: Exploring Alternative Revenue Streams

DATE: 27th February
February’s Monthly Manager Meetup topic is “Exploring alternative revenue streams”. We will be looking at interesting new ways to make money for artist businesses in 2019. The event will include speakers from mysnapp, manager James Plester, who will talk about the YouNow platform and Kickstarter campaigns plus music grant adviser Liza Buddy will discuss funding opportunities, crowdsourcing platforms and partnership investment loans.

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The FanFair Alliance



#Toutsout - The FanFair Alliance

Industrial-scale online ticket touting remains a black mark on the UK’s live music scene - ripping off fans and causing significant harm to British artists and music businesses.

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Dissecting the Digital Dollar



Helping artists and managers navigate the streaming business

MMF has published a series of reports, guides and tools to help artists and managers better understand the streaming business.

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Mental Health



We've published a Music Manager's Guide to Mental Health

The MMF and music charity Music Support have published the first ever Music Managers Guide To Mental Health - a free-to-download publication that aims to provide music managers with information and advice to better protect their own mental health, as well as the well-being of their clients.

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