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MW:M24 – 12 to 14 November 2024 – Monetize!

MW:M24 Mission Statement

Last year, MW:M’s motto was Humanize!– a call to action to place people at the centre of everything that the music industry does. In 2024, those people have disruptive technologies and novel tactics to create and grow as never before… and prosper in a way they deserve. This year, we say: Monetize! MW:M24 will explore how an industry posting record profits can become kinder, fairer, cleaner, more efficient, and more inventive – whilst ensuring that everyone makes money.

Monetize artists’ work better

Which partnerships, funding, and business models work best for today’s nimble, multi-faceted artists and their collaborators? How should teams build structures and networks that wring every last cent of value from artists’ work? We talk to the people making money smarter.

Monetize technology fairly

Where does the power balance lie in the complex structure of major rightsholders, streaming platforms, and independent players – and why are many still losing out? Where do opaque spots remain in the system, and how are they (not) being fixed? We rattle the black box to find out.

Monetize sustainability and accessibility

Caring for the planet and making access to music fair is not the antithesis of making money –it’s the route to new forms of income. So which platforms, skills, and strategies make more money when you do more good? We’ll show how caring means earning.

We say: if the human is the most important part of the puzzle, those people must have the equity, agency, transparency and power that they deserve.

In 2024, we say: Monetize!