CMU:DIY LIBRARY

CMU:DIY Session Slides

Slides presented at the CMU:DIY Sessions

CMU:DIY presents sessions for future music talent at events around the UK. Each sessions kicks off with a CMU:DIY guide that informs the subsequent conversation involving a panel of music industry experts.

You can download the slides we presented at recent CMU:DIY Sessions here.

For more information on upcoming CMU:DIY Sessions click here.


01: MAKING MONEY FROM YOUR SONGS AND RECORDINGS
If you’ve written a song, you have created a copyright. If you’ve recorded a track, you have created another copyright. Welcome to the copyright business! Find out how copyright works, how you know who owns any one song or recording, what happens when you collaborate, and how copyrights make money.

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Further reading
CMU:DIY Lecture Notes: Music Licensing
CMU:DIY Lecture Notes: The Streaming Business


02: BUILDING A FANBASE & GETTING ON STAGE
For many established artists today touring is the key revenue stream, though at the outset gigging is as much about marketing as it is money. We’ll explain how the gigs business works and how new artists can use live activity – alongside social and digital channels – to reach and connect with new fans.

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03: GETTING YOUR ARTIST BUSINESS STARTED
As your artist business grows, you’ll need to start working with other people – and companies – to unlock all your potential revenue streams. From collecting societies to distributors to labels to publishers to agents to promoters to management and beyond, we talk you through the business partners you might involve in your artist business.

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Further Reading
The MMF Deals Guide produced by CMU Insights


 

04: WHERE LABELS & PUBLISHERS FIT IN
As your career progresses you’ll likely want to collaborate with labels and publishers to help grow your artist business. Get a CMU:DIY guide to the role labels and publishers play and the different kinds of label and publishing deals that are now available. 

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Further Reading
The MMF Deals Guide produced by CMU Insights