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CMU Trends Guide To Music Marketing Part Two: Social and digital channels
CMU Trends Guide To Music Marketing Part One: The music marketing toolkit
CMU Trends In Five Steps: Safe Harbour
CMU Trends Guide To Music Rights Part Three: The music rights sector
CMU Trends Guide To Music Rights Part Two: How music licensing works
CMU Trends Guide To Music Rights Part One: How music rights work
CMU Trends Guide To Music Rights
Trends: Catalogue marketing in the streaming age
CMU Trends In Five Steps: American Copyright Quirks
Trends: Spotify - past, present and future
Trends: China, AI and music education - setting the agenda
Trends: AI - The next revolution in music?
Trends: Top five streaming challenges
Trends: Reviewing the sales v licence debate
Trends: Agent of change - the story so far
Trends: Five contenders for music’s enemy number one – update!
Trends: Top five music lawsuits to watch in 2018
Trends: Online music piracy - past, present and future
Trends: Dissecting The Digital Dollar - Step by step
Trends: Global music data and blockchain - the story so far
Trends: The rights of artists and songwriters post-assignment - performer and moral rights
Trends: Value of music – the story so far
Trends: Making money from music media in the digital age
Trends: The latest record industry stats – three reasons for optimism, three reasons for gloom
Trends: Realising the revenue potential of free streams
Trends: 1972 and all that… Again!
Trends: The push for digital transparency gets political
Trends: The record label of the future - the story so far
Trends: Can contributory infringement be a crime in the US?
Trends: Five contenders for music's enemy number one
Trends: Tackling the touts in 2016 - A recap
Trends: Reviewing the potential of the new creative tech - the story so far
Trends: Reviewing the streaming market as we head into 2017
Trends: Dancing babies, fair use and takedowns - Explaining Lenz v Universal
Trends: Deals, data and disputes - when copyrights are co-owned
Trends: What challenges remain to truly unlock the power of direct-to-fan?
Trends: How do artists know if they’re getting a good deal from streaming? There are too many unknowns
Trends: The big challenge of mid-price and free streams
Trends: Music rights and the European Copyright Directive
Trends: Assessing the music industry in 2016 - is it saved yet?
Trends: Seeking alternative ways to stream - the SupaPass approach
Trends: As FanFair launches, where next for the touting debate?
Trends: Working through the streaming stats – which matter?
Trends: A matter of consent - why American publishers are talking about collective licensing rules
Trends: The physical market in 2016 - who the hell is buying all these CDs?
Trends: Tracking digital dollars - the transparency problem
Trends: The music industry and YouTube
Trends: Building a more skilled music industry
Trends: The music industry’s big copyright data problem
Trends: Why ‘making available’ is now on the European Commission’s copyright agenda
Trends: Five key digital challenges for the music industry in 2016
Trends: The ads sector in focus - Five take-aways from Resilient Music’s research
Trends: Meet the supervisors
Trends: Sync licensing - A beginner’s guide
Trends: The challenge of converting freemium (A Free Read)
Trends: Mastering a music city - Investing in music to boost city economies (A Free Read)
Trends: Music’s new opinion formers - Driving sustained listening through playlists (A Free Read)
Trends: The cost of recorded music (A Free Read)
Trends: Five things you should know about UK consumers (A Free Read)
Trends: Tackling the Digital Pie Debate (A Free Read)
Trends: What's the point of a record label anyway?  (A Free Read)
Trends: How to sell out gracefully - better brand partnerships  (A Free Read)
Trends: Music marketing is broken - let's fix it  (A Free Read)
Trends: Music licensing - explained at last! (A Free Read)
Trends: How the Consumer Rights Act will impact on secondary ticketing, or not (A Free Read)
Trends: Why the music industry hopes to put safe harbours on the European agenda (A Free Read)
Trends: Can the music industry deliver a Tidal wave of exclusives? (A Free Read)
Trends: Should green festivals shout about it more? (A Free Read)
Trends: Copyright terms, rebooting the copyrights of unpublished works and the 2039 Rule (A Free Read)
Trends: Five things to take from the entertainment retailers’ new manifesto (A Free Read)
Trends: The recorded music year just gone - market by market (A Free Read)
Trends: Five music business trends to watch in 2015 (A Free Read)
Trends: Using music to boost tourism, and tourism to showcase music - Iceland Airwaves (A Free Read)
Trends: Game Changers - innovation, disruption and new music technology at M For Montreal (A Free Read)
Trends: The emerging digital spectrum, and the challenge of freemium (A Free Read)
Trends: Finally coming on stream -  digital developments in Japan  (A Free Read)
Trends: What is it about 1972? (A Free Read)
Trends: What one thing could the labels do to placate artists in 2014?  (A Free Read)
Trends: What one thing could Google do to placate the record labels in 2014?  (A Free Read)
Trends: As the GRD runs aground, what next? (A Free Read)
Trends: How could we better communicate copyright? (A Free Read)
Trends: The real revolution is direct-to-fan (A Free Read)
Trends: How to stand out in such a crowded festival market? (A Free Read)
Trends: Dan Le Sac on
Trends: Maximising music rights - an overview (A Free Read)
Trends: Ticketing questions of both the  primary and secondary kind (A Free Read)
Trends: The digital royalties debate (A Free Read)
Trends: The Google dimension (A Free Read)
Trends: How should we be pricing digital? (A Free Read)
Trends: A recovering record industry? (A Free Read)
Trends: Takedowns and web-blocks (A Free Read)
Trends: Plenty of digital debates (A Free Read)
Trends: Social considerations (A Free Read)
Trends: Copyright changes (A Free Read)
Trends: The growth and float of SFX (A Free Read)
Trends: The HMV crash (A Free Read)
Trends: The end of EMI (A Free Read)