How to move money "in" from the consumer (via the distributor) and "out" to the creator is not a new challenge for music streaming services.
- This discussion paper begins by reviewing how CMOs have for over a century responded to the challenge, proceeds to analyse the perennial trade-offs licensors face in allocating and distributing money and concludes with a critique of a recently proposed alternative model.
- As proprietary technology enables licensors to track the path of net revenue to rights holders (whether labels, performers, creators or their publishers) with unprecedented granularity, there is arguably as a result more efficiency and more equity for all concerned.
Features and Benefits
- Details the principles of rights distribution for the digital music age.
- Explores the revenue distributor’s dilemma of equity versus efficiency.
Key questions answered
- What are the trade-offs between equity and efficiency in the allocation and distribution of license revenue?
- How are musical works and performances weighted for license payments?
Table of contents
Fundamental differences between CMOs and streaming services
The revenue distributor's dilemma: equity vs. efficiency