The CMU:DIY Lectures

A series of lectures of music and music business students

CMU:DIY offers a range of lectures for music and music business students covering music revenues, the streaming market, copyright and direct-to-fan. We deliver them at a variety of UK colleges and universities including BIMM, Notting Hill Academy Of Music, NFTS and Confetti

There are a variety of lectures to choose from, each of which is outlined below. You can access slides and notes that accompany these lectures here.

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01: Making Money From Music | NOTES
This lecture provides a concise overview of the music industry, looking at the artist’s key revenue streams and introducing the companies artists are likely to work with along the way.

02: Music Licensing | NOTES
This lecture covers the basics of music copyright in slightly more detail and then looks at the collective licensing system: how it works and how DIY artists can work with the key collecting societies.

03: The Streaming Business | NOTES
This lecture provides a beginner’s guide to the streaming business, considering key services, explaining how digital royalties are calculated and paid, and offering tips for young artists about how to get their music online.

04: Building A Fan Business – Direct-To-Fan | NOTES
This lecture reviews an artist’s key revenue streams and then looks in more detail at the direct-to-fan relationship, considering how new artists can build a fanbase and develop an artist business specifically aimed at that audience.

05: Getting Your Artist Business Started | NOTES
This lecture offers practical tips for young artists about getting the business side of their careers started, in ten simple steps.