A full-day conference within the TGE Conference putting the spotlight on the streaming market and how artists and songwriters get paid.

Streaming accounted for 38% of the global recorded music market in 2017. It’s the biggest revenue stream. It’s the fastest growing revenue stream. And yet issues remain with the business model, with the way monies are shared, and with the way everyone gets paid. Meanwhile, as the market matures, everyone in the recorded music supply chain is being forced to answer the tricky question: “why are you even here”? Tapping into acclaimed research by CMU Insights, we will help delegates truly understand the streaming business, kick-starting a number of lively debates about the state and future of the market, and quite where those digital dollars end up.

CMU+TGE: Digital Dollars takes place on Thursday 9 May.

Topics set to be covered at CMU+TGE: Digital Dollars

• Who are the winners and losers as the streaming market matures?
• How does the music and money flow – from artist to service and back again?
• What is user-centric royalty distribution and should we have it?
• Beyond the blockchain – has anyone sorted out the music data mess yet?
• The European Copyright Directive – will it really change anything?
• The US Music Modernization Act – will it really change anything?
• How will the streaming services ever make a profit?
• Why’s it all so complicated anyway?

The TGE Conference runs from Wednesday 8 to Saturday 11 May 2019 and is open to all TGE delegates. Get your TGE delegate pass here.

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