The Record Label Business Model

Video Series Summary

Nick Gatfield, Former CEO of Sony Music UK, and Roger Faxon, Former CEO of EMI Records, share their insight into how the music industry and the major record labels have evovled over the last 30 years.

We will explore:

  • How the music industry has adapted to multiple format and platform shifts
  • The essence of the record label business and how it's changed
  • How Island Records signed Amy Winehouse and a typical structure of a recording contract
  • The significance of Taylor Swift taking back ownership of her rights from Universal Music
  • Spotify's opportunity to add value to artists with all the data collected from streaming
  • Outlook on the future essence of a record label