Workshop: “Music Rights in the Digital World” (Ryan McWhinnie)

MC&S Lab presents: “Music Rights in the Digital World” – a workshop in which Ryan McWhinnie will give you a basic overview of the digital licensing landscape and how money flows from digital services throughout the rest of the music sector.

The 90 minutes workshop will take place on Friday 20th August at 12:00 CEST.

The paradigm shift to streaming and digital has presented unique challenges and opportunities for artists, labels, and services alike. We’ll do a whistle-stop tour of some of the existing and future business models and will explore how these models and issues are shaping industry discussion on matters ranging from live-streaming to user-centric streaming models.

Registered users will also be able to take advantage of 3 individual mentoring sessions with Ryan following the workshop.

The event will take place on ZOOM, participation requires signing up.


Link to registration:

About the lecturer:

Ryan is the Senior Director of Business & Legal Affairs at Merlin.
Merlin is the global rights agency representing the world’s most important and largest set of independent recorded music rights. Merlin members consist of independent labels, distributors and other rightsholders, representing tens of thousands of labels and hundreds of thousands of artists from every country in the world. At Merlin, Ryan has helped strike premium deals with digital services, including with Deezer, Spotify, Tencent, TikTok, Triller, UMA and Yandex, to enable Merlin members to better control their future.
Prior to Merlin, Ryan worked at the media and entertainment law firm, Harbottle & Lewis and prior to that at the international law firm Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer.


This workshop is a part of MC&S LAB program which is funded by Music Moves Europe: