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.

April 30, 2020 – Fitness and Music Education Fuel In-Home Music Experience Explosion

New ways to interact with music in the home have grown rapidly in the last few years, driven by new connected devices as well as compelling mobile & tablet applications that go beyond mere listening experiences. Fitness and music education are two categories seeing significant growth and executives from Peloton and Fender will share the creative ways they integrate music into their platforms to increase consumer engagement. This webinar – presented by Universal Music Group’s The Future Is Now initiative and moderated by UMG’s Bill Gagnon — will feature Gwen Bethel Riley, VP Music Partnerships at Peloton and Ethan Kaplan, General Manager at Fender Digital. Presenters will highlight the advancing landscape of the in-home experiences for fitness and music education, and how music integration strengthens the consumer experience. The Future Is Now experience debuted at the Annual Music Biz Conference in 2019. Be on the lookout for the experience to return to the Conference in August to showcase the newest technologies that are changing the way consumers experience music.

April 23, 2020 – 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 (Sony/ATV), Stacey Haber (The Music Firm), Shari Hoffman (Transparence Entertainment Group), Josh Graubart (Graubart Law) 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 9, 2020 – 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 2, 2020 – Overcoming Typical Challenges to Booking Gigs

Putting together a concert without risking out-of-pocket money? Selling advance tickets before setting show date and funding show production with fans funds? These are not just promo slogans. By crowdfunding shows directly from fans, you can make that happen. Join Show4me CEO Karén Chiftalaryan and Canadian Hip-Hop artist DJIBY as they share their experience with this concert financing model, answer your questions and provide you with all the info necessary to make your show successful with concert crowdfunding.

March 26, 2020 – Uncovering Breakthrough Artists with Data: Chartmetric’s 6MO Report (H2 2019)

Music analytics firm Chartmetric released its second 6MO report in March 2020, covering July through December 2019. New in this edition — a follow-up to the firm’s first 6MO report — are TikTok Trending tracks, Bandsintown Tracker gains, and a list of artists who received the most “first-time” playlist adds on streaming platforms in H2 2019. In this webinar, you can chat live with 6MO’s editors Jason Joven (Manager, Content & Insights) and Rutger Ansley Rosenborg (Digital Marketing Lead) as they present the issue exclusively for Music Biz members and answer any member questions.

March 5, 2020 – Clean Data Is Better Data – Ownership Rights Data from Creation To Collection

Who owns the rights to this song? A seemingly simple question, but one that can have multiple answers. The struggle to identify these rights owners causes delays in royalty payments, attribution and missed opportunities for creators. At Verifi Media, we believe we have the solution and strive to organize ownership rights metadata. Information not only needs to be gathered, but also cleaned and corrected to help fix the foundation of the music industry. We aim to achieve this through our work with various clients including Warner Music Group and FUGA among others, and partnerships with RAI and Digimarc. Our goal is to ensure that the information in our database is approved and valid so creators and rights owners can be attributed correctly. In this webinar, Richard Skidmore and Christian Babikian of the business development team expand on the pervasiveness of this issue in the industry, and present examples of how Verifi is tackling the problem. How would you feel knowing you’re not getting all the money you earned because of bad data?

February 27, 2020 – Artist Brands & Direct-to-Artist Subscription: Extra $$ for Artists and Labels

In an in-depth conversation between Show4me CEO Karén Chiftalaryan and industry expert, musician Dan BG, they will explore artist branding and its power to push artist career to the next level. In this webinar, you’ll learn what is branding in music; why is it important to build a community around the artist’s brand; and how to create a new revenue stream via direct-to-artist subscription.

February 20, 2020 – Innovation in the Age of Empowerment and Independence

With the growth of cloud and distributed ledger technology, independent record labels and creators have more choices and autonomy than ever. Yet the number of different services required to effectively manage their business today is still a challenge. Revelator offers independent record labels and distributors a best-in-class platform for managing the digital supply chain, rights, reporting, royalties, and payments in one end-to-end solution. Revelator’s digital asset platform and the artist wallet address the complex problems of accurate royalty & split payment distribution to copyright owners and creators with speed, transparency, and greater efficiency. In this webinar led by Revelator founder and former Merlin board member, Bruno Guez, we will explore real-life use cases for streamlining music business operations and enabling real-time rights management and royalty payments with smart contracts.

December 12, 2019 – Best Practices for Managing Your Catalog and Assets

At Synchtank, we understand that effective catalog and asset management is now more important than ever. In this webinar, we run through the best practices for rights holders to manage their assets and data in order to maximize revenue and avoid legal complications. Topics will include: Cleaning up your data to optimize your catalog for clearance, monetization and discovery; Avoiding loss of revenue by improving rights management; Establishing good working relationships with your co-rights holders (e.g. master rights holders) to avoid issues with copyright exploitation and clearance; Optimizing your catalog for acquisition and understanding the legal and financial due diligence processes involved and how better data can dramatically increase valuation and ease of sale. Also featured in this session is Erin M. Jacobson, aka “The Music Industry Lawyer,” a practicing attorney, experienced deal negotiator, and a seasoned advisor of intellectual property rights who protects musicians, songwriters, music publishers, and a wide variety of other music professionals.

December 5, 2019 – Music Data in the Modern World: How to Navigate Through the Ever-Expanding Streaming Universe

Led by music industry software veterans Dave Bagley and Aashish Pathak of Vistex, this webinar spotlights tips for managing extensive streaming sales transactions, transferring data (importing/exporting/API’s), tracking and paying the micro-decimal-sized royalty calculations. The team will also explore how to best exploit the artificial intelligence derived from sophisticated data analytics. Dave and Aashish explore this unique set of challenges and demonstrate how Vistex GTMS can help you overcome them.