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MusicTank to focus on streaming

By | Published on Friday 6 January 2012


MusicTank has announced that its first think tank event of 2012 will look at the streaming music sector, how it works, how it’s fairing, and what kind of royalties streaming services pay, seeking to address various concerns raised by some artists and smaller labels regarding said royalties during 2011.

Beggars Group Director Of Strategy and all round digital guru Simon Wheeler and Danny Ryan of Kudos Records, who has been a defender of the streaming services amid discontent from some parts of the indie community, are among those due to speak. It all takes place on 23 Feb in London, venue tbc, with more info at

The session will be chaired, as always, by MusicTank and PPL’s Keith Harris, who told CMU: “The whole industry is trying to make up its mind about streaming, with artists like Coldplay withholding their albums from initial streaming, to labels asking what it does to the download market, and of course artists wondering whether they will ever get anything approaching a reasonable royalty. We hope that we can get to the heart of some of these questions, and help to move the debate on further”.