Summer may feel a long way away but booking for the festival season has already begun. Experienced managers with artists that have toured the festival circuit on more than one occasion will be well aware that planning a trail around the world’s best outdoor music events is a task as big as any in an Read More
In the report, Dissecting the Digital Dollar Part 2, the MMF carried out in depth research into how streaming is licensed and the challenges this presents for artists & managers. When it comes to YouTube, which operates on an opt-out rather than opt-in basis for music uploads, many managers we consulted see better remuneration for Read More
How is content marketing evolving around music and video? More and more platforms are beefing up their video capability – Facebook, Instagram, here comes Spotify. Plus, everyone’s a filmmaker now – the fans, the artists and the music video directors. The strategic options available to music content marketers are multiplying at a dizzying rate. ‘Inside Read More
Last month the MMF put together a handy guide to understanding your streaming royalty statement. It highlighted an ongoing need for increased transparency when it comes to showing artists and managers exactly what happens to streaming revenue from the initial payout of any given platform to an act’s final pay packet. In short, there are Read More
Streaming continues to establish itself as the future of music consumption but, every now and then, the format finds itself in the headlines for the wrong reasons…
SXSW is now firmly underway, with acts from all over the world descending upon Austin, Texas for what is one of the world’s biggest showcases and a chance for new artists to get in front of key industry players as well as thousands of music fans.
The MMF has recently spoken to BT Sport about sync and live performance opportunities open to MMF members and their artists. Five million homes and over 24,000 commercial premises now use the service which is one of the fastest growing TV services ever launched in the UK. BT Sport create original and exciting promotional opportunities for both established Read More
If you manage an act who has performed at the BBC – whether that be on stage, in the studio or on film – there are possibilities to relicense this content to create new opportunities.
I have long ruminated about how statistics and figures are reported which then enter our stream of consciousness and become unassailable facts. How much Lady Gaga made from streaming Poker Face in Sweden in 2010. How much an artist is “worth”. How the income is split from a CD – 90% to the artist according to one Read More
Everything that can be said has been said over the last few days. Whether Bowie has been part of the soundtrack of your life over past decades or whether you’re young and discovered him more recently everyone has their story. In the Eighties I was director of record producer Tony Visconti’s companies, acted as his Read More