Catalogue Academy - for music professionals, by music professionals

    Catalogue Academy by rightsHUB is a free 12 week bootcamp style programme of short impactful panels and webinars.

    Designed to maximise your learning without taking up loads of time, Catalogue Academy helps music companies improve their knowledge of best practices in catalogue management in the modern digital-first music business landscape. Catalogue Academy is essential content for anyone working in the music business.

    We've created our sessions to educate and enable label teams and other rights holders in best practices of modern catalogue management. Together, Catalogue Academy + rightsHUB help ensure you can compete when everything is changing.

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      Bringing together the global music community to share knowledge and experience

      Catalogue Academy by rightsHUB is a free 12 week bootcamp style programme of short impactful panels, webinars and interviews with industry leaders.

      Designed to maximise your learning without taking up loads of time, Catalogue Academy helps music companies improve knowledge of best practices in catalogue management in the modern digital-first music business landscape. Catalogue Academy is essential content for anyone working in the music business.

      We've created our sessions to educate and enable label teams and other rights holders in best practices of modern catalogue management. Together, Catalogue Academy + rightsHUB help ensure you can compete when everything is changing.

      Register now for free access to Catalogue Academy

      Catalogue Academy Programme


      Week One: Data Is Not Just A Technology Topic

      Improved data quality and management benefits the industry as a whole. Whilst digital music revenue opportunities are on the increase, revenue distribution is not. If we are to unlock the full potential of the music industry's digital value chain, rights holders need to be collecting and supplying better quality and more expansive data. Learn how supplying high quality data can power discovery, attribution, and monetisation in today’s digital ecosystem.


      Week Two: From Smartphone to Studio

      Neglecting to capture music metadata at the point of inception — in the studio — is at the root of the music industry’s crediting problems. When metadata is incomplete or outright missing, music creators don’t get paid what they are owed. This webinar discusses the purpose, practical application, and value of capturing metadata at the right time.


      Week Three: Top 10 Tips From A Sync Agent

      Landing a synchronisation deal can offer invaluable exposure, and be a royalty refuge in the current climate’s loss of live. X shares his/her insight into how to tackle that tricky brief- from best practices in managing the Master & Publishing Copyrights to properly tagging your music.


      Week Four: ASSET//CTRL

      As part of a continuing series we are talking to some of our friends and partners – some of them rightsHUB customers, others just people we have a lot of respect for – about how they manage the creative process and what their day-to-day looks like.


      Week Five: Best Practices for Managing Contracts & Critical Paperwork

      In the music rights business contracts are key. All too often though, these critical documents are filed and forgotten, hidden in emails, or saved on a USB drive and literally put in a drawer. However, not being able to find key contractual information at the right time can cause all sorts of problems.


      Week Six: Music in TV & Film - How to ensure your data isn’t holding you back?

      The music and TV/Film Industries are symbiotic. A good soundtrack can determine whether a film is a box office success or failure, and a good sync placement can dramatically accelerate a musician’s career. How we interoperate across industries, in terms of supply chain efficiencies, is crucial. This webinar will discuss the current state of the supply chain between both industries.


      Week Seven: Is Livestreaming Sustainable?

      With loss of live and subsequent loss of income, as an industry we have had to retool what worked in the physical world and adapt it to the virtual. In this article we will aim to demystify the monetisation of livestreaming- touching upon how to stand out in an already saturated market.


      Week Eight: Bang To Rights: Stop Leaving Money On The Table!

      This webinar will lead the discussion into how to futureproof your catalogue so you can react quickly to deals, maximise the value of your catalogue, and take advantage of new income streams. Whether you’re a new label starting out, or an established player managing or even acquiring catalogue, don’t let your data hold you back!


      Week Nine: Linking Recordings & Compositions

      The absence of a timely and uniform workflow around the linking of compositions to sound recordings is debatably one of the sloppiest links in today’s royalty revenue chain. When a label releases a track, it should be crystal clear who the publisher is and/or what their royalty share of that composition is.


      Week Ten: DDEX, MEAD, And Evolving Standards

      MEAD (otherwise known as Media Enrichment and Description) was launched by DDEX last Autumn to offer extensibility as a way to keep up with the ever-increasing scope of the music industry (new consumption patterns, new search terms, new delivery requirements ect.). We see MEAD as becoming a key part in the modern music industry's digital supply chain, and something that is going to become even more pivotal as new services launch and existing services become more efficient.


      Week Eleven: Don't Get Rejected!

      Given the increasing prevalence of voice search, what new fields may cause your release to be rejected by a DSP? Submitting a release with metadata errors can have a ripple effect of wasted time, revenues and missed deadlines. This webinar will confront the most common reasons releases are rejected by DSP’s, what solutions there are to prevent this and how to futureproof your catalogue.


      Week Twelve: Future Gazing

      The modern music business is an increasingly complex operating landscape where formats are regularly evolving. Over the past 20 years or so there’s been a significant shift in the way the music business operates. We asked five industry figureheads what their predictions of how the industry is going to evolve over the next five years.

      What is Catalogue Academy?

      At rightsHUB our strapline is “The easiest way to manage your music rights data and assets”. That’s our clear mission - to make a complex thing simple.



      Since we created rightsHUB we’ve talked to hundreds of people across the music business, getting feedback, demoing the platform, and asking people what they think, to help make rightsHUB into a powerful tool.



      Throughout that process talking to labels, artists, managers - and many other people in the industry - we’ve learnt a huge amount about how rights data is changing, and expanded our existing knowledge of this field.



      We’ve learnt a lot about what you need to do to stay up to date and future proof your catalogue, what sorts of things people are leaving to chance, and what sort of changes are coming in the future. This is important information, whether you’re a label manager, an A&R, an artist manager - or anyone else working in this area.



      We know that this is a complex area, with lots of things to think about - and lots of things to get right.



      If you’re a label manager, A&R, someone with responsibility for metadata or copyright administration in a label - or someone working with artists as a manager or in another role where you interface with artists or music rights assets or data - it’s often tough to stay up to date with the current trends.



      We also know that the industry is changing faster than ever, and staying up to date is more important than ever.



      Introducing Catalogue Academy

      Catalogue Academy by rightsHUB is our way of sharing the knowledge we have gained while building rightsHUB. Over a 12 week programme of short, insightful and to-the-point webinars we look at the things that you need to be on top of to stay current - and help share tips, best practices and up-to-the-minute trends to help you stay on top of the complex world of managing music rights data and assets in the best way. Completely free of charge.

      By the end of Catalogue Academy you will have increased your knowledge of the digital music ecosystem, and will leave with actionable tips to save you time, make your job easier, and ensure that your music rights data and assets are being managed in the best possible way.

      Let’s be clear: this isn’t a sales pitch for rightsHUB: the information we are sharing is the knowledge, skills and experience we’ve gathered along the way as we’ve built rightsHUB. Do you need to use rightsHUB to benefit from Catalogue Academy? Absolutely not. But we hope that by the end of the program you’ll understand why we created rightsHUB, and chances are you’ll want to try out the value it can add to your business.

      FAQs

      Do I need to attend the webinars when they take place?
      No, all webinars will be available on demand. We recommend joining us live if you can though, in case you have any questions you want an immediate answer to.


      Who can attend?
      Anyone!


      Can my colleague also register?
      We encourage it!


      Do I need to sign up for rightsHUB?
      Let’s be clear: this isn’t a sales pitch for rightsHUB: the information we are sharing is the knowledge, skills and experience we’ve gathered along the way as we’ve built rightsHUB. Do you need to use rightsHUB to benefit from Catalogue Academy? Absolutely not. But we hope that by the end of the program you’ll understand why we created rightsHUB, and chances are you’ll want to try out the value it can add to your business.


      Is this really free?
      Entirely! All we ask is your time :)