With recent court rulings on pre-1972 recordings, Deezer finally entering the US market, and the release of Pandora's and Sirius XM's third quarter financials in recent weeks, the topic (or issue, depending on your viewpoint) of music streaming is hotter than ever.
Several discussions on the topic have already been confirmed for the 2015 SXSW Music Conference in March, and we've outlined three of them below.
Music Curation Through Festivals and Streaming (Mark Kates, Fenway Recordings): An inside look at the influence of festivals and streaming services on musical and career trends.
Controlling Content & Digital Distribution (Brandon Dorsky, Lyynks Music): A discussion about who should have control over content distribution, and whether e-commerce and the new “social currency” have devalued copyrighted material.
Getting Royalties from Streaming Music Services (John Raso, HFA): Don't leave money on the table! Much of today's royalty revenue consists of micro pennies across multiple sources and distributors. Learn about what songwriters and publishers can do to make sure they are collecting royalties due to them.
If you'd like to explore this and other topics a little bit further, check out our confirmed 2015 Music Conference sessions!
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