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'How Did You Manage That?' Podcast Episode 2 featuring MMF Accelerator Manager Charlie Murdoch

DATE: 8th May
Episode 2 of the 'How Did You Manage That?' Podcast is out today, featuring MMF Accelerator Manager Charlie Murdoch.

Listen here: http://bit.ly/managethatpodEp2

How Did You Manage That is a series which delves into the world of music management. Every episode Ally McCrae & Sophie Paluch will be sitting down to chat with a music manager about their career. They’ll be talking to managers of global superstars as well as those just starting out on their journey and discussing the highs, the lows and everything in-between.

How Did You Manage That is brought to you by The Music Managers Forum (MMF) and sponsored by AWAL.

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NEWS



MMF Publishes $ong Royalties Guide And Calls For Action To Untangle Online Licensing

DATE: 9th May
Published today at The Great Escape, the UK’s biggest showcase festival for new music, a new guide from the Music Managers Forum and produced by CMU Insights, lifts the lid on the complex way in which songwriters’ repertoire is licensed to digital music services, and how inefficient payment systems are drastically reducing the royalties that creators receive.

While featured artists can be paid royalties within weeks of a track they performed on being streamed - especially if they self-release via a DIY distribution platform - those who actually wrote the track must frequently wait years before receiving their share.

This is the result of a complex system of ‘royalty chains’, whereby global-facing digital music services are often licensed on a territorial basis and revenues flow between a succession of overseas collecting societies, publishers and other intermediaries. It means songwriters and composers frequently face a series of delays and deductions to their royalty payments, as well as a significant risk of their rights being misreported and unattributed.

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UPCOMING EVENT



May Monthly Manager Meetup - New Ticketing Guide & Meet MMF Board Candidates

DATE: 22nd May
Join us at Kobalt HQ for a chance to meet the candidates standing for the MMF Board followed by the launch of the new FanFair Alliance Guide to Ticketing T&Cs and member drinks/networking.

WHEN: Wednesday 22nd May, from 6pm

WHERE: Kobalt Music Group, 1 Cousin Lane, London, EC4R3TE

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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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