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Dissecting The Digital Dollar Part One Executive Summary

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Dissecting the Digital Dollar Part One Full Report

The first Digital Dollar report was published in October 2015 and the second in October 2016. You can still download these guides as PDFs for free. ‘Dissecting The Digital Dollar Part One’ was published in October 2015 and explains in one place how audio streaming services are licensed. It also includes a beginner’s guide to music copyright, recording and publishing contracts, and collective licensing, all of which impact on how the music industry’s digital deals are structured.

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TRANSPARENCY INDEX

To accompany ‘The Transparency Guide’ we also developed the MMF Transparency Index that allows managers to compare just how transparent different business partners really are, and to share that information with the rest of the management community.

TRANSPARENCY INDEX

THE TRANSPARENCY GUIDE

‘The Transparency Guide’ identifies all the information and data artists and managers require from their business partners to fully understand and succeed in the streaming business. [Published Nov 2017]

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THE DEALS GUIDE

‘The Deals Guide’ explains the workings, legalities and pros and cons of the various different kinds of label and distribution deals available to artists today. [Published Nov 2017]

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Fan Data Directory

To accompany the ‘Fan Data Guide’ we have also put together a ‘Fan Data Directory’ that lists some key services and platforms.

Fan Data Directory

The $ong Royalties Manifesto

Music Managers Forum (MMF) has proposed a three-step plan for managing song rights data that aims to address failing music industry systems and practices that are resulting in songwriters and composers losing out on hundreds of millions of pounds in streaming revenues.

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The Manager Guide to AI

This guide explores how artificial intelligence is impacting on the music industry, helping managers navigate and understand the opportunities and challenges posed by AI, and offering guidance on how they might advise their clients. It looks at how the music community is using, and will use, AI tools, and also considers some of the potential threats alongside how music-makers can safeguard their rights as ever more sophisticated AI models are developed.

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The Transparency Guide

This guide identifies all the information and data artists and managers require from their business partners to fully understand and succeed in the streaming business.

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