On March 25, Billboard's Music & Money event returns as the next installment of the Billboard Pro Spotlight series. Over the past year, music rights values have skyrocketed, as low interest rates, optimism about the future of streaming, and the promise of reliable cashflow have drawn institutional investors into the business. But what kinds deals, and returns, are these investors after? How long can valuations continue to rise? And what do all of these record-setting transactions mean for the music business overall?
Music & Money will deliver insight from top executives at Truist Financial and Vine Alternative Capital, dealmakers Michael Poster(Michelman & Robinson) and Fred Davis, and publishing CEOs Mary Megan Peer (peermusic) and Joshua Gruss (Round Hill Music). Bernstein Private Wealth Management Vice President Dan Weisman will show creators smart ways to think about how to decide whether or not to sell their rights. If they choose not to, they have more options than ever, thanks to companies like the sponsor of this Billboard Pro Spotlight, Sound Royalties – and CEO Alex Heiche and producer David Tickle will discuss how it can advance money against future royalties, so creators can access capital while keeping their rights.
The livestream will air at 12 p.m. EST with panel videos living here afterwards. If you're a Billboard Pro member, you already have access. If you're not a member, use code PROSPOTLIGHT before April 2 for 50% off your new membership at billboard.com/offer.
"Hustle and (Royalty) Flow"
And now a word from our sponsor: Sound Royalties.
The market for music copyrights is hotter than ever, but selling isn't for everyone. Sound Royalties can advance creators money against future royalties, while letting them retain their rights. An interview with Sound Royalties CEO Alex Heiche and client David Tickle – a British record producer who has worked with U2, Prince, Blondie, Joe Cocker, and Split Enz, among many others – moderated by Billboard deputy editorial director Robert Levine.