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Mechanics of Music Management: The Evolution Of Record Deals And Label Services

19 May 2020 ,

The Mechanics Of Music Management’ is a training programme from MMF delivered by CMU Insights and led by Chris Cooke and Marcus O’Dair. A series of five webinars exploring best practice and current trends in artist management, together these sessions provide a comprehensive guide to artist revenue streams and business models, music rights and record deals, fanbase building and direct-to-fan relationships, and explain where the manager fits in with each of these strands of the business.

The Evolution Of Record Deals And Label Services

Where do record labels fit in to your artist’s business?

Just like the role of the manager has evolved in the last decade, so too has the role of the label. Not least because the distributors who used to only work with labels now also provide services to artists direct. We explain how recorded music makes money and then review all the different kinds of label and distribution deals now available to artists. How do decide what is best for your client? Based on the ‘MMF Deals Guide’, we’ll explain the pros and cons of each approach.

Questions answered include:

– How do sound recordings make money in 2020?

– How does your artist get paid when their tracks are played?

– What services does your label or distributor provide?

– How do you pick a label or distribution partner?

– What are the pros and cons of different label and distribution deals?

Full price for each individual webinar is £66+VAT. Members get 50% discount and sister organisations gets 25% discount. Please e-mail for info and discount codes. Links will be sent out on the day of the training.


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