Recorded Webinars

As a benefit to membership, Music Biz members can freely access our entire back catalog of webinars!

Note: Non-members have access to webinar recordings for three months after the session takes place. Non-members may request access to older webinars, and will be contacted with more information about the Association.

September 9, 2021 – The State of Music Sharing

Private audio sharing platform, Byta, in partnership with researcher Dr. John Sullivan (Ph.D. Music Technology, McGill University, Canada) and music journalist Shawn Reynaldo (First Floor, Pitchfork, Resident Advisor, SPIN), are releasing an in-depth study into the current challenges relating to the sharing of pre-release digital audio throughout the music ecosystem. Working with digital audio files and streams is essential for everyone across the music ecosystem. With over 60,000 new tracks being uploaded to streaming services every day, how is music shared before it is live to stream and available to buy in record stores? Join Byta’s founder and CEO Marc Brown as he presents some initial findings from a survey distributed by Music Biz as well as many international music associations. Using data collected from one on one qualitative interviews, Marc also presents frustrations and possible solutions when working with and attempting to protect your music, pre- and post-release.

May 20, 2021 – Metadata Uses for Music Video

Hear from Sarah Hall, Manager, Growth Strategy, Artists & Label Relations, Vevo, and Andrea Zapata, VP of West Coast Sales, Vevo, on how Vevo is creating proprietary metadata fields and enhancing existing metadata to augment its catalog, as well as its future plans around metadata.

May 6, 2021 – How Music Reports Works with the Music Community

Music rights administration powerhouse Music Reports has continued to innovate and expand along with the music community over the past year. Now serving virtually every leading digital music service, as well as leading streaming video services, television and radio broadcasters, and fitness and commercial music services globally, Music Reports’ licensing and accounting reach is unparalleled, though often under-recognized. During this webinar, you will learn how to use Music Reports’ free tools to maximize your royalties from the largest sources of revenue around the world.

April 29, 2021 – Final Countdown: Critical Article 17 Updates You Need To Know

The window of time in which Article 17 and the EU Copyright Directive must be implemented is tightening. Some EU member states have made advancements with their transpositions and we’re slowly finding out more about what each territory may pass into law, and how it will affect platforms, rightsholders and creators. In this two-hour update, find out what’s changed since last December's Article 17: Are We Ready? event. Learn how music rightsholders will be impacted and what to expect between now and June 7. We’ll also discuss US copyright reform and how the DMCA may be impacted by Article 17.

April 8, 2021 – Get Music Now! Accelerating Time to Market for Apps

Music is often an afterthought for businesses as they prepare to launch apps and digital products. First you have to get the deals done, then there’s the process of figuring out ingestion, streaming, and paying out rightsholders. We’ll discuss how Adaptr can help businesses get to market faster and with less up front investment.

March 25, 2021 – Women In Music: Challenging the Industry To Do Better

TuneCore has partnered with renowned technology and media analysis firm MIDiA Research to provide a deep dive on the disparity between female-identifying and male-identifying artists within the music industry. The study provides an essential look at the perspectives of female-identifying artists, writers and producers, who candidly shared, "the challenges, experiences and ambitions of women making music in the industry today, with an outlook on what is set to change, and what more can be done to remove barriers and support female music makers.” This panel will look at why women make up 50% of the world’s population but only 11% of the music industry’s artist population. TuneCore will utilize MIDiA’s research study findings as a catalyst for transparent conversation to take action steps to shift the dynamic. Distribution and access to DSPs is just one piece of the puzzle. For this panel, we hope to spark a deeper, data-driven conversation about gender inclusivity across the greater music industry. Join us while we break down the study’s findings and dig deep into perspectives from respected industry leaders.

February 25, 2021 – Film, TV & Ad Music: A Year In Review and What the Future Holds Post-COVID

Teri Nelson Carpenter is the President & CEO of Reel Muzik Werks LLC, a full-service music rights management company that specializes in global writer/publisher administration, licensing & clearance, and music supervision for all media. RMW services include management of performance, synchronization, mechanical, master use, neighboring and secondary rights. In this webinar, Carpenter will present a roundtable discussion with music executives from the Film/TV & Advertising Industries regarding the state of music in the audio/visual medium. The session will explore what effects COVID-19 has had on this part of our industry and what the future looks like post-pandemic. Our world has evolved, and digital streaming is now mainstream for all — so what does all of this mean for artists who create for this very specialized sector of our industry? Join us for this engaging and informative session for answers to this question and more!

February 4, 2021 – Uncovering Breakthrough Music and Trigger Cities with Data: Chartmetric’s 6MO Report (H2 2020)

Using its streaming and social data to unearth music trends for the past two years, music analytics firm Chartmetric is releasing its fourth free “6MO” semi-annual music industry report in January 2021. The Music Biz member company is excited to share their most recent findings: highlighting which artists and tracks broke out in the July-December 2020 timeframe, as well as delving deeper into its exploration of the concept of “trigger cities”, as coined by Chartmetric Chief Commercial Officer, Chaz Jenkins. Celebrating the global digital music environment, Chartmetric wrote extensively on the trigger cities concept in 2019, which discusses major cities in the Southeast Asian and Latin American regions as places to gain more exposure with effective ad spend, “trigger” social and streaming algorithmic benefits, and most importantly, win new fans from all cultures. This latest H2 2020 6MO report goes deeper into the music marketing concept, with the intent to make it more practical for artists of all sizes to take advantage of. Tune in as 6MO’s editors, Jason Joven (Manager, Content & Insights) and Rutger Ansley Rosenborg (Digital Marketing Lead) present the issue exclusively for Music Biz members and answer attendee questions!

January 14, 2021 – Streamlining Royalty Payments: Tips for Global Expansion from TuneCore & Payoneer

Many digital publishers, distributors, music labels and performing rights organizations are still finding it difficult to streamline their royalty payouts. Those who figure out the solution are finding that it can be their ticket to expanding their business on a global scale. In this webinar, TuneCore COO Matt Barrington and VP of International Faryal Khan-Thompson join music payments experts from Payoneer to discuss insights on TuneCore’s digital music distribution, publishing and licensing services; the company’s successes in the music space; and how they have overcome digital royalty payments challenges by leveraging Payoneer’s infrastructure. Presenters will also shed light on both the common roadblocks and specific issues music companies experience in this vertical, and the ways they have successfully navigated them. Finally, they will explore the benefits of offering automated international payments from a trusted source, and present the results each company has seen since implementing Payoneer.

November 12, 2020 – Protecting Your Content: Copyright Changes You Need To Know About & The Tools To Help You Get It Done

Throw out that self-addressed, unopened envelope and get ready to toss out a few other things you thought you knew about copyright protection along with it. While it’s gotten easier to create, upload, and share content, protecting that content still seems unapproachable, complicated and expensive for most of the creative community. This session — hosted by Cosynd CEO Jessica Sobhraj and North Music Group President Abby North — tackles the misconceptions around copyright protection, the common practices that are now obsolete, and the critical changes that affect how you can safeguard your rights and revenue. You will also learn more about how companies like Cosynd and North Music Group provide tools and guidance to make copyright protection simpler and affordable for our community.