Introducing our new bootcamp on global music rights

We’re thrilled to announce that we’ve teamed up with experts around the world to create our third educational offering: A bootcamp on global music rights.

At the end of last year, we heard from several of our community members that they were seeking more accessible resources on navigating the complex web of music rights and royalty flows, especially through a global lens. While it’s increasingly common for artists and music entrepreneurs to build with an international strategy from the ground up, global music copyright frameworks remain stubbornly inaccessible and non-transparent, leading to many repeat pitfalls throughout history when it comes to market understanding and business growth.

Our Music Rights Academy will dive into the unique music rights landscape in specific international markets — including China, India, Latin America, and Africa. We’ll also discuss possible technological solutions for streamlining music rights management at large. Featured speakers come from companies including but not limited to ONErpm, Outdustry, Unison Rights, and BMAT.

You can register for the course via the link below, or read on for more context on the course structure, goals, target audiences, and intended outcomes.

Who is this class for?

People building international music careers and/or brands, with advanced beginner/intermediate knowledge of the music business.

Specifically, this class is designed for:

By the end of this course, you should be able to:

Structure, format, and pricing

This course is part of our Speaker Series Academy, so the format will primarily be educational conversations. We will also include reading prerequisites, case studies, and context-setting at the beginning of each session.

There will be seven sessions total, from February 21 to March 9, 2023. You can register for the full series for $200, or purchase individual sessions à-la-carte for $40 each.

Why Water & Music?

W&M’s unique voice and lens combines deep, systems-level context on the music industry (considering multiple stakeholders, sectors, disciplines, career stages, etc.) with a tech- and user-centric approach to understanding industry developments, alongside an emphasis on practical application and collaborative problem-solving and knowledge-sharing.