Dissecting The Digital Dollar

Sat May 12th 11:00-12:30 | Room 12

Find out how deals between streaming services and record companies, music publishers and collection societies really work, and how royalties flow from each streaming platform through to artists and songwriters.

This briefing session is based on the ‘Dissecting The Digital Dollar’ reports produced by CMU Insights for the Music Managers Forum in the UK – findings which have recently been compiled and updated in a new book available from Amazon.

This session at SPOT+ will also include insights on how digital licensing specifically works in the Nordic markets, and how it differs from the UK and the US.


Hosted by Chris Cooke, MD and Business Editor of CMU and author of the above report.

Chris Cooke

Editor, journalist and media entrepreneur, 3CM UnLimited
Chris Cooke is co-Founder, MD and Business Editor of CMU, a service provider to the music industry. Best known for its media ’ the CMU Daily, CMU Digest, CMU Trends and Setlist podcast. CMU is part of Chris’s company 3CM UnLimited, which also has media, consultancy and education divisions. Chris regularly writes about, discusses and comments on the music business, intellectual property matters, and the media and communication sectors. He is the author of the ’Dissecting The Digital Dollar’ reports for the UK’s Music Managers Forum.