Revenues from digital music releases continue to grow, but the money doesn't to a fair extend flow to those who create the music. According to the report "Music Streaming in Germany" (2022), musicians only receive 12.7 % of the total netto revenue from a single release on a streaming platform. In comparison, the lables receive 42.4 %. A newly published report by the international artist organisation IAO shows that 87.5 % of the asked artists are unsatisfied with their income from streaming, while 46 % are unsatisfied with their lable agreement.
Even though the interest in self-publishing is growing, it seems like the general idea of how to get success within the music industry is through a lable with a large economy and the right connections The question is if self-publishing has the potential to pave the road for a more fair, including, and sustainable music industry? And what possiblities are there to alternatively financing a release, i.e. private investments in music rights. This will be discussed by the panel consisting of Carl Bruno (Dansk Artist Forbund), Jakob Sørensen (Director at The Bank), Anja Pil Christoffersen (artist and CEO in Playback) and musician Freja Kristiansen/Fenja.
The session will be in Danish.
Presented by Dansk Artist Forbund in cooperation with Promus & SPOT+