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CMU Insights at Output 2020

By | Published on Wednesday 12 February 2020

Output Belfast

CMU Insights will be at the Output conference in Belfast tomorrow presenting three sessions across the day. If you are there, look out for all of the following…

Mapping Music Careers & The NI Music Industry (11.30am)
CMU has been mapping music careers, music education and local music industries, with an initial focus on Northern Ireland thanks to support from Help Musicians NI. CMU’s Chris Cooke and Phil Nelson will present a ten step pathway for understanding music careers and a brand new taxonomy for navigating local music industries, and then suggest how educators, local authorities, funding bodies and the music business in Northern Ireland can better support new talent. Plus, for early-career artists, how can you progress along your pathway into music?

Mapping The NI Music Industry: Next Steps (12.40pm)
Based on his mapping work, Phil Nelson will discuss the gaps in the Northern Irish music industry and how they impact on new talent embarking on their personal pathway into music. He’ll be joined by Fiona McAuley (YMU Group) and Aine Cronin-McCartney (journalist and BBC contributor) to discuss the NI music industry map, how local educators and industry could be better aligned, and how the gaps he has identified might be filled.

Distribution Revolution (2.45pm)
The role of the music distributor has changed a lot in the last two decades, with many distribution companies moving into artist and label services. What impact has this had on how artists, labels and distributors work together? And what should artists and labels consider when choosing a distribution partner? Based on the ‘Distribution Revolution’ report published by AIM and CMU Insights, Chris Cooke provides a concise guide to music distribution in 2020, while AIM’s Paul Pacifico discusses the challenges and opportunities for the independent music community.

Find more information about all that is happening at Output tomorrow, including the evening showcases here.