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CMU Insights at MIDEM

By | Published on Friday 31 May 2019

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Music business conference MIDEM takes place in Cannes next week, and CMU Insights will be in attendance, with CMU’s Chris Cooke hosting two sessions this year.

On Thursday, he will lead a session as part of MIDEM’s copyright strand looking at the ongoing issues around music rights data. A few years back every music conference had its music data panel, which usually involved some kind of blockchain tangent. But what has happened since, given music rights data issues continue to stop songwriters from getting paid?

The ‘Future Of Global Rights Management’ panel on Thursday at 2.30pm will put the spotlight on various initiatives that are seeking to help solve the music rights data problem. Cooke will also reveal details about a new white paper CMU Insights and MIDEM are working on reviewing the issues and championing those seeking solutions.

Before all that, Cooke will also moderate a session as part of MIDEM’s series of sessions on the German music market. Called ‘The Weimar Triangle’, this panel will discuss commonalities, collaborations and political conversations between the music industries in France, Germany and Poland. It takes place at 11.30am on Wednesday.

For more information on all things MIDEM go here.