Recorded Webinars

As a benefit to Music Biz membership, members can view recordings of past webinars for free!

Non-members can view recorded Music Biz webinars for just $29.

September 12, 2018 – Music Biz Physical Business Action Committee Update

A little over a year since the inception of Music Biz's Physical Business Action Committee and we are happy to report that we've met with 14 management companies, making great strides in ensuring that physical product is part of an artist's release strategy.  In addition to keeping the conversation going for the rest of 2018, the Committee will be launching a bi-monthly newsletter, planning for the annual Black Friday event, and so much more. 

April 27, 2018 – What’s Driving the Billboard Hot 100 Top 10?

Compositional analytics can be a powerful tool when it comes to making songwriting and business decisions. It can help you spot evolving and waning trends, select a single, determine the best time to release a song, and so much more. Hit Songs Deconstructed co-founders Yael and David Penn will help you gain an understanding of what’s driving the Billboard Hot 100 Top 10 at the compositional level and show you how 2018 is shaping up when compared to 2017.

February 1, 2018 – Powering The Gig Economy of the Music Business

The nature of work in the music business is changing. Over 36% of the US workforce is freelancing and many millennials are forgoing the corporate path in favor of the gig economy. Others simply want a quality side hustle, and don’t want the hassle of generating leads or managing billing. Founded by a team of tech and music veterans, is a recently launched online marketplace where music companies at every level can find and hire qualified freelance promotion, marketing, street teams, video editing, social media, live crew and more.

December 8, 2017 – How To Earn More From Your Catalog: Best Practices From Synchtank

Looking to generate more revenue from your catalog, get an in-depth look at best practices for monetizing audio assets with April Flores, Manager of Film and TV Synchronisation at Disney Music, and Mike Falis, Account Manager at Synchtank. Learn how to improve your rights information and metadata management, the best practices for managing sales and pitches, get advice for making your catalogue visible to buyers, and learn the best methods for licensing your catalog, from bespoke requests to automated micro-licensing.

November 30, 2017 – How You Can Get Your Groove Back: Understanding Copyright Termination and Recapture

U.S. copyright law provides songwriters and recording artists with a powerful tool, the right to terminate copyright transfers and reclaim their music. Despite its power, the creator’s termination right is an industry secret that many artists, managers, and attorneys either do not understand or are unaware of the value of its application. Since 1978, even though a writer or artist signed a contract that transferred the copyrights in their songs to a publisher or label, 35 years later the writer or artist has the right to terminate that transfer and reclaim their music. (Separate rules apply to transfers made before 1978.) Recapturing copyrights can be a lucrative source of new revenue for creative professionals and their heirs, particularly artists active in the 60s, 70s, and 80s. Music publishing and label executives, managers, attorneys, recording artists and songwriters should not miss this informative webinar presented by Robert King, CEO of Red Giant Rights Group and entertainment and intellectual property attorney and Belmont professor Vincent Peppe. The presentation will focus on the business and legal aspects of recapturing composition and sound recording rights for creators and their heirs.

November 16, 2017 – Your Questions Answered: Who Are Live Music Attendees & Voice-Controlled Speaker Users?

Robert Delmonte, Audiencenet/LOOP’s Music & Entertainment Insight Lead, provides an in-depth discussion of both sets of findings during the webinar “Your Questions Answered: Who Are Live Music Attendees & Voice-Controlled Speaker Users?”

November 2, 2017 – Promotional Distribution in the Digital Age: Efficiency, Awareness & Security

Haulix is a world leading promotional distribution platform dedicated to building easy-to-use software for publicists and artists. Haulix is one of many companies working to eradicate piracy. Join us for a discussion on the state of music promotion in 2017, the importance of secure promotional distribution, and an update on the war against piracy as told by those on the front lines.

October 26, 2017 – Demystifying Black Box Royalties – Practical Solutions For Unlocking Your Royalties

The global music licensing ecosystem is ripe with inefficiencies, complexities and legal mumbo-jumbo that affects the livelihood of music creators and copyright owners when royalties become trapped. The idea of not being paid when your music earns royalties is frustrating. Some would even call it highway robbery! But there are some practical solutions that every interested party in music royalties can put to use immediately to ensure that your music industry administration operations get you paid. This webinar will demystify so-called “Black Box” royalties and demonstrate how rights-holders can leverage technology to combat this global issue.

September 14, 2017 – Music Consumption: The Overall Landscape 2017

As new ways of listening start to fuel an economic recovery for the music industry, they are also reshaping the way listeners discover and consume music, and in turn, this is impacting the way the music industry operates. As a result, all working in music, whether it be management, publishing, broadcasting or retail, must keep track of the constant changes in consumer audio consumption, understand how these changes may impact the industry as a whole, and utilize this knowledge to continue to adapt. The report, ‘Music Consumption: The Overall Landscape’, prepared by AudienceNet/LOOP and now in its 2nd year, encapsulates a democratic measure of audio consumption in the US, and sees a statistically and demographically representative sample of the 16+ population answer a set questions about their listening and music consumption habits. This leads to robust profiles, in terms of demographics and psychographics, of listeners across all formats, platforms and devices, and an investigation into the significance of changes to music consumption. It is, therefore, an invaluable tool for any company or person operating within radio or music, and the creative industries at large.

January 19, 2017 – The Evolution of the Music Industry: Pulling Back the Veil to Reveal Transparency

Jammber enriches the lives of all types of people in the entertainment industry by giving them amazing tools that empower and enhance the creative process. With Jammber, you can easily manage your creative projects, keep track of everybody’s credits, and effectively organize every detail you need for your projects, all in record time. Jammber’s online management tool and mobile app simplifies the paperwork and processes by removing pen and paper; streamlines team communication; and automates financial transactions. Jammber Founder and CEO, Marcus Cobb, will discuss the evolution of the music industry and educate how technology pulls back the veil to reveal transparency. Viewers will learn how payments flow within a complex industry and how outdated inefficiencies hinder creative processes, decrease music discovery and lose musicians time and money.