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CMU Insights at MIDEM Digital

By | Published on Wednesday 17 November 2021


A digital edition of music business conference MIDEM kicked off yesterday and continues for the rest of the week, with a packed programme of workshops, masterclasses, conversations and keynotes happening online.

On Friday, one of the keynote sessions will see CMU’s Chris Cooke in conversation with Cécile Rap-Veber, who was recently appointed CEO of French collecting society SACEM, as well as the organisation’s Chief Technology Officer Paul Cohen Scali.

Among other things, the conversation will review the impact of COVID on songwriter and music publisher revenues, and how societies like SACEM responded to the challenges created by the pandemic.

It will also consider how music licensing has significantly changed over the last decade with the rise of streaming, and how SACEM expanded and evolved its services, role and technologies as part of that process. And finally, Rap-Veber and Cohen Scali will discuss the latest developments and future opportunities in the songs business and collective rights management.

The keynote will be available to view from 1.30pm (CET) on Friday. Check out the full MIDEM Digital schedule and sign up for free access to all the sessions on the MIDEM website here.