The advent of digital music consumption has created a global ecosystem with a number of complex challenges that artists, songwriters and rightsholders must navigate to ensure that they are receiving proper compensation from all relevant parties. Building on three successful Independent Artist & Songwriter Forum programs at the Annual Music Biz Conference, we are thrilled to partner once again with Songtrust to deliver a two-day Zoom event focused on informing both the creative and business communities of the best ways to maximize their global royalty collections!
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12 pm — 1 pm ET
Music Publishing 101: Why Everyone Needs To Know the Fundamentals of Publishing
Understanding music publishing is one of the most important aspects of finding success in music. However, it’s commonly overlooked as it can be confusing and complicated when not explained properly. In this session, Songtrust will simplify publishing and teach you the fundamentals. Through learning the basics of publishing, you’ll have a stronger understanding of how to monetize your music. Songtrust, which is the largest open-access music publishing administrators with more than 2MM songs and 300k+ songwriters in its catalog, specializes in music publishing education. The company believes that by empowering songwriters, artists, and music rights holders through education, they’re able to make better, smarter, and more strategic decisions for their careers.
1 pm — 2 pm ET
The Royalty Checklist: How To Maximize Your Royalty Collection
Songwriters, artists, and producers across the music industry have had their own experience with royalty collection and the royalties system. Understanding this system, how collection works, and how to maximize royalties earnings is a critical part of a career in music. However, this topic can come with a learning curve as there are multiple steps required to maximize your royalty collection. Whether you’re a songwriter, producer, or artist who is independent or signed to a label, it’s vital that you understand royalty collection and not leave your money on the table. In this session our panelists will break down and simplify revenue sources for you and explain how to maximize your global royalty collection.
12 pm — 1 pm ET
Music Publishing “201” – The Current Landscape of Music Publishing for Professionals
Alex Gershwin (whose resumé, in addition to Songtrust, also includes time at ASCAP and RightsFlow), takes a business-focused look at music publishing. He’ll be diving into the details that artist representatives, catalog managers, and other businesses with an interest in the music publishing industry need to know. This will include a look at the changing international consumption trends and global stakeholders, new modes of music usage and consumption like TikTok, Triller, & more, as well as a detailed dive into how radio and A/V performances are calculated, collected, and paid in the US.
1 pm — 2 pm ET
International Music Publishing – The Changing Global Picture & How to Ensure You’re Covered
There’s no question that the music industry is globalizing, both with increased access to streaming music services and telecom providers, as well as an enhanced interest among listeners when it comes to music from countries beyond their own and in multiple languages. This expanded global picture, with regions in differing stages of market maturation, brings with it tremendous opportunity for publishers and their clients, along with a lot of new complexity. The panel will discuss the impact of this growing globalization on publishers, rightsholders, and collections sources, with a focus on scrutinized emerging markets expected to have even more impact in the next few years, like China, and multiple African countries, as well as the continue growth in Latin American and what it will mean for business and musicians. They’ll also approach how these and other global markets may continue to change as technology and consumption evolve.