FAC and MMF on livestreaming tariffs: ‘We need to talk!’
This guest column is by David Martin, CEO at the Featured Artists Coalition, and Annabella Coldrick, CEO at the Music Managers Forum: Whether it’s COVID 19, Brexit, the yearning for live shows and international touring,...
March 12, 2021
MMF Unite returns with ‘Black Women Mean Business’ panel
The UK’s Music Managers Forum (MMF) is bringing back its MMF Unite series of virtual events focusing on race, racism and injustice. They’re kicking off next week with ‘Black Women Mean Business’, an...
March 4, 2021
MMF chair sees ‘dangerous disconnect’ in streaming royalties
Tomorrow sees the first session in the UK Parliament's inquiry into music streaming economics. Ahead of that, the chair of managers body the MMF, Paul Craig, has outlined his hopes for the inquiry, as well as his concerns...
November 23, 2020
Applications are open for the MMF’s next manager accelerator
The Music Managers Forum (MMF) is teaming up with YouTube Music once again for its Accelerator Programme for Music Managers in the UK. Applications open today for the scheme's 2021 cohort, which will be its third year....
September 15, 2020
MMF’s Dissecting The Digital Dollar book gets updated
The UK's Music Managers Forum (MMF) has just published an updated print edition of its 'Dissecting the Digital Dollar' book, which aims to explain the complexities of the music streaming business for artists and managers....
July 17, 2020
MMF GM: ‘We need to train people to value online content’
Jayne Stynes, general manager at management body the MMF, hopes that some of the innovation around livestreams during the Covid-19 pandemic will lead to lasting change. “At my most optimistic, I would love to believe...
June 4, 2020
MMF boss slams ‘laughably obtuse’ resistance to streaming reform
Yesterday was quite a day for Music Ally on social media: our piece exploring how streaming services can generate more royalties for artists was shared approvingly by both Daniel Ek and David Lowery – surely a first,...
May 7, 2020
Today’s positive coronavirus-related industry news (16 April)
There’s more news from the MusiCares Covid-19 Relief Fund in the US, which has now secured contributions from collecting societies ASCAP, BMI and SESAC. The fund is now past the $10m mark on the back of support from all...
April 16, 2020
MMF and FAC call for ‘recoupment holidays’ for artists
UK industry bodies the MMF and FAC have published some results from a survey of more than 150 managers and artists about the impact the Covid-19 pandemic has had on their incomes. They have extrapolated the data to suggest...
March 30, 2020
Maggie Collins warns of a ‘crisis point’ for artist managers
Australian manager Maggie Collins, of Morning Belle, has published a social-media post (which The Industry Observer has reported on) warning of a “crisis point” for modern artist managers. “We are not super humans....
March 9, 2020
MMF and YouTube reveal managers for their 2020 accelerator
The Music Managers Forum (MMF) and YouTube have announced the list of 20 managers who’ll be taking part in their UK-focused accelerator programme this year. The chosen 20 represent 66 artists, songwriters and producers...
February 3, 2020
MMF report explores changing role and value of music managers
Managers are more at the heart of things in the music industry than they’ve ever been, including the digital aspects of their artists’ businesses. But what does that mean on a practical level, and how are management companies...
November 1, 2019