CMU Digest is a premium service from CMU, providing the busy music business professional with a concise weekly digest of the biggest news and events, and a regular report dissecting current trends and developments in the music industry.
 
The weekly CMU Digest Email is published every Friday afternoon and provides a quick summary of the most important music business stories of the last week, and the CMU Planner outlining the key events occuring in the week ahead. Click here to open up a recent edition.   The regular CMU Digest Report discusses and dissects key trends and developments in the business of music, providing background, analysis and comment, plus the results of CMU Insights surveys and interviews with key industry players. Click here to download a recent edition.
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CMU DIGEST REPORTS
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Details of what each edition covers is given below.
 
#04: October 2014
Plenty of challenges and a few solutions in the latest CMU Digest Report, including papers on:
• Why the collapse of the GRD matters.
• How could we better communicate copyright? [read online]
• What one thing could Google do to placate the labels in 2014?
• What one thing could the labels do to placate artists in 2014?
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#03: May 2014
Music business insights based on some of the key strands presented by CMU at this year’s Great Escape, including:
• CMU Business Editor Chris Cooke’s keynote address on the direct-to-fan revolution and how labels fit in.
• Dan Le Sac on what artists really think about streaming. [read online]
• The results of CMU’s survey of editors on festival PR. [read online]
• A comprehensive overview of music rights in 2014.
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#02: March 2014
Reviewing the music business year so far, we focus on some of the digital challenges the industry is tackling, including:
• How should we be pricing digital?
• The long-running digital royalties debate. [read online]
• Ticketing questions of the primary and secondary kind. [read online]
• The music industry’s love/hate relationship with Google.
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#01: January 2014
A review of the eight biggest trends and developments in music in 2013, including:
• A recovering record industry? [read online]
• The end of EMI.
• The HMV crash.
• The growth and float of SFX.
• Plenty of digital debates. [read online]
• Copyright changes.
• A year of takedowns and web-blocks. [read online]
• Social considerations.
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  • Now Pirate Bay Facebook is deleted, though file-sharing levels seemingly unaffected
  • Bandcamp launches new tools for labels
  • Serial soundtrack released as final episode of series one goes live
  • Slayer’s ugly Xmas jumpers are still a thing
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