Research and analysis

Music 2025: the music data dilemma

Issues facing the music industry in improving data management.


Music 2025: the music data dilemma


The findings of this report reflect the views and opinions gathered from over 50 interviews from high profile music industry representatives.

Recommendations are:

  • education and awareness - improving the standards of data input at all points to ensure correct attributions in the digital space;
  • collaboration - opportunities to improve communication across a diverse and fractured sector;
  • interoperability - all players are developing their own datasets and databases in isolation;
  • governance - opportunities for the music industry to learn from the banking sector in terms of governance, to ensure adherence to data standards
Published 18 June 2019