Digital Dollar: Digital Deals Comparison Calculator (Beta)

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WELCOME TO THE DIGITAL DEALS COMPARISON CALCULATOR

This has been developed alongside the MMF’s ‘Deals Guide’ which you might want to read first. You should also check these instructions on how to fill out the calculator which outline the assumptions we have made and explain what each section is about.



THE CALCULATOR


 

1. PICK A DEAL TYPE AND ROYALTY RATE

Choose your deal type from this list. These are based on the MMF’s Deals Guide. Each deal type comes with a pre-programmed royalty rate, so you might want to choose the deal type with a top line royalty rate closest to the deal you are considering.


 

2. DEAL SPECIFICS AND ANTICIPATED STREAMS

This is the section where you tell us about your label or distributor’s financial commitment and your anticipated streams and campaign build.


 



 

3. DO RIGHTS REVERT OR ROYALTY RATES CHANGE?

This is the section where you can tell us if the label or distributor will control the artist’s music over the full five year term or if rights revert at any point, and if so what that does to the royalty rate. If your deal is fixed for next five years you can leave this section blank.


 

Artist and Label Earnings

Once you have filled out the above sections these figures will automatically appear based on the assumptions we have made and the options you have selected above






SERVICES PROVIDED BY THE LABEL

The services likely provided under the deal type you’ve selected will appear in pink.

  • Artist Development
  • Product Development
  • Digital Distribution
  • Physical Manufacture & Distribution
  • Consumer Marketing
  • B2B Marketing
  • Press
  • Promotions
  • Social Media & Digital Channels
  • Sync

 


The Digital Deals Comparison Calculator was designed by Chris Carey at Media Insight Consulting. It has been built on broad assumptions to illustrate the difference between deal types. If you are looking for more bespoke modelling of label and distribution deals, Media Insight Consulting can provide support of this kind on a contract basis. His email is chris@mediainsightconsulting.com