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More line-ups confirmed for upcoming CMU Insights events

By | Published on Thursday 14 April 2016

CMU Insights @ CMW

The line-up has been confirmed for the final of the panels being hosted by CMU Insights at this year’s Canadian Music Week.

As previously reported, this year, for the first time, CMU Insights will present a whole afternoon of sessions as part of the Canadian music industry conference and showcase festival, which takes place next month. CMW is putting the spotlight on the UK market this year, and the CMU sessions will see members of the British delegation discussing the UK industry, as well as general developments and trends across the music space.

The final of the session within CMU Insights @ Canadian Music Week is called Great British Independents, and will review and discuss the British indie music industry in 2016, with representatives from some great UK indie labels and music publishers. Confirmed for the debate are Cooking Vinyl chief Martin Goldschmidt, Hospital Records boss Chris Goss, Beggars Group’s director of digital Simon Wheeler and the head of Mute’s publishing business David McGinnis.

CMU Insights @ CMW takes place from 1.30pm to 4.30pm on Friday 6 May, the second day of the wider event’s main music conference. Get all the info here.

In other CMU Insights news, next week we host a session as part of Edinburgh music conference Wide Days putting the spotlight on the ‘Dissecting The Digital Dollar’ report that we produced for the Music Managers Forum last year.

CMU Business Editor Chris Cooke will explain the basics of how streaming services are licensed, while MMF’s Fiona McGugan will discuss the issues the report raised. Plus Ally Gray from EmuBands will talk through how new artists can get their music streaming. A few tickets for all the Wide Days festivities are still available here.

And finally, if you are attending the Association Of Independent Music’s Music Connected conference later this month, don’t forget to book in for the CMU Insights briefing that will tell you in 45 minutes how you license a streaming service. Info here.