Learn About The Industry’s Future From The Trendsetters Who Are Shaping It!
Our Common Ground Webinar Series is a forum to showcase new products and services, give members important Association updates, and present the newest market and consumer intelligence from our trusted research partners. You can learn more about each upcoming webinar and sign up via the list below.
Music Biz members also have free access to our entire back catalog of recorded webinars. Click on the link to the right to access past sessions from companies including:
April 9 • 2-3 PM ET
Working in The Labz: Simplifying IP and Rights Management for Creatives
Music creators have lost an estimated $2.4B in unclaimed royalties due to lack of ownership or proof through documentation because they are faced with a currently complex structure for managing intellectual property and digital rights. The Labz platform offers a tangible, all-in-one solution for collaboration, file storage, and document management. The platform includes an ecosystem of tools that tracks the workflow of creatives so that establishing IP, control digital rights, and automate agreements are done easily, leaving them to do what they do best: CREATE!
In this webinar, we will share how empowering creatives and businesses with a direct relationship to both monetize their work and the long term value of managing their IP leads to stronger economic activity across the music business.
April 23 • 2-3 PM ET
Won’t You Be My Neighbor(ing Rights)
Do you know what neighboring rights are? Whether you’ve been in the industry for years or you’re an up and coming artist, comparatively few artists and managers know and/or understand what neighboring rights are, how to claim and collect them, and what they need to do to maximize these earnings. IAFAR, or the Independent Alliance for Artist Rights, is a new organization specifically formed to tackle issues across this income stream and our first port of call is to ensure that those who can earn neighboring rights money, understand how and when that is possible. This webinar — presented by IAFAR Board members Naomi Asher (Wixon Music), Josh Graubart (Winslett Studnicky McCormick & Bomser LLP), Shari Hoffman (Transparence Entertainment Group) and Ann Tausis (Kobalt NR) — will dive head first into what neighboring rights (aka equitable remuneration) are, as well as dispelling myths and addressing income stream wide issues.
April 30 • 2-3 PM ET
What’s Next for Music Tech: UMG’s The Future Is Now Preview
For the second year in a row, Universal Music Group will host The Future Is Now experience at Music Biz 2020, where Conference attendees can engage with innovative products, concepts, and services that will drive future growth in the music industry. Music Biz is thrilled to partner with The Future Is Now and UMG’s SVP of Business Development for Digital Strategy and Technology, Bill Gagnon, for two webinars that will give you a sneak peek at the exciting tech developments that will be showcased at this year’s Conference. The list of participating companies will be added as the webinar draws near.
June 4 • 2-3 PM ET
Futureproof Your IT Operations: Building Agile Businesses with Distributed Teams
Successful companies both big and small constantly push themselves to re-evaluate and renew all aspects of their organization: customer service, operations, supply chain, and key resource management. Smart use of technology — automation, data management, BI, web and mobile tools — is essential for this ongoing transformation. However, optimizing outdated business models may not be enough to thrive. As the latest health crisis has shown, sustainable success often rests on re-inventing the very essence of business models and being agile enough on the operational front to support such a move.
Are your IT operations ready for the future? At DataArt, remote, distributed teams are supported by design – it’s in our DNA. And we believe that music businesses can benefit greatly by adopting the distributed team model. Whether you manage an in-house development team or working with third-party IT vendors, join us to discuss best practices and concerns of building agile IT operations when working remotely.
June 11 • 2-3 PM ET
The Music Fund and the Future of On-Demand Financing for Self-Directed Artists
As an independent artist or manager, how do you get funding to go on tour or make a video? Do you give up your future rights for a label deal? Make the effort to run a successful crowdfunding campaign? Or take an advance that you may not be able to pay back? The Music Fund offers a new on-demand financing option that turns your existing catalog royalties into upfront cash. You take on no debt, give up no rights to future work, and keep full control of your copyrights. Since The Music Fund only handles artist financing, there are no strings attached, and artists don’t need to distribute or publish through them. Think of it like a bank for the new generation of self-directed artists.
In this webinar, The Music Fund founders John Funge and Thomas Jerde explain how to get funding in three easy steps and how it works behind the scenes. They will also discuss the concept of Big Hit Protection and their plans for future products aimed at self-directed artists.