CMU Insights: Payments for performers from streaming
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By CMU Editorial | Posted on Friday, September 10, 2021
CMU Insights recently released a new guide called âPerformer Payments From Streaming,â which you can download for free.
The growth of the market in the audiovisual and recorded music sectors has been mainly driven in recent years, of course, by the significant increase in multi-territory subscription streaming services managed by companies like Netflix, Amazon, Disney, Apple, Spotify and Deezer.
However, the extent to which this growth has benefited performers varies widely, as in many cases performers’ payments are entirely dependent on the specific contracts entered into between these artists and producers, studios, broadcasters, and music houses. discs that control copyright in movies, television broadcasts and recordings being broadcast.
PayPerformers commissioned CMU Insights to produce a practical guide on how revenue generated by streaming services in the audiovisual and music industries is currently being shared with actors, musicians and other artists in European markets.
Based on a series of interviews with managers, lawyers and accountants in several European countries – and with additional information from unions and performers’ companies across the continent – the guide explains in which scenarios Performers can expect additional payments when their performances are available through streaming services. .
In the case of star performers in the music industry, this also explains the complexities of the structure and interpretation of recording contracts, and the impact of those complexities on the payments artists receive each time they perform. their music is streamed on services like Spotify and Apple Music.
You can download the guide here.