CMU INSIGHTS RESEARCH HUB

Welcome to the Research Hub

Research projects from CMU Insights




The CMU Insights Research Hub undertakes projects investigating current trends and best practice in the business of music. This includes our ground-breaking work with MMF and IMPALA, and guides and reports produced in partnership with various other organisations.

You can access the outputs of much of our research work via the CMU Library, our online educational resource for the music industry.

You will find more information about some of our research work and projects below. To discuss utilising CMU’s research services for your music company or organisation email insights@unlimitedmedia.co.uk.



ABOUT OUR RESEARCH WORK


DISSECTING THE DIGITAL DOLLAR | INFO
CMU Insights has been working with the UK’s Music Managers Forum since 2015 on the ‘Digital Dollar’ project, helping managers, artists and songwriters navigate and understand how music streaming works, and all the various ongoing debates about the digital music business.




IMPALA ONE STEP AHEAD | INFO
CMU Insights works with IMPALA – the pan-European organisation for the independent music community – to deliver One Step Ahead, providing briefings, reports and webinars to enable independent music businesses stay one step ahead on all things digital.




BUILDING TRUST | READ
In 2021 and 2022, CMU Insights teamed up with Friend MTS – a company dedicated to innovation in content and platform security – to produce two white papers reviewing the responsibilities of digital companies regarding copyright infringement and harmful content distributed on their platforms.




PERFORMER PAYMENTS | READ
In 2021, CMU Insights was commissioned by the PayPerformers campaign to produce a practical guide to how revenues generated from streaming services in both the audio-visual and music sectors are currently shared with actors, musicians and other performers in markets across Europe.




MUSIC COPYRIGHT EXPLAINED | READ
In 2021, CMU Insights was commissioned by the UK’s Intellectual Property Office to produce ‘Music Copyright Explained’, a free user-friendly guide explaining the ins and outs of music copyright, available in the CMU Library or via its own musiccopyrightexplained.com website.




DISTRIBUTION REVOLUTION | READ
In 2019, CMU Insights was commissioned by the UK’s Association Of Independent Music to produce ‘Distribution Revolution’, a major report exploring how the role of the music distributor has evolved and the distribution options now available to independent labels and artists.