Panel – 4. September

VUT Indie Days Keynote

11:15 - 11:45
Fritz 2

Charles Caldas, the CEO of the global rights agency Merlin which represents many of the world’s leading independent labels, will give a keynote speech covering the results of the recent member survey undertaken amongst its over 600 members in 41 countries. He will also talk about Merlin in general and illustrate the future developments in an ever-changing market. Merlin clearly represents the most valuable basket of recorded music rights outside of the three major labels, reflecting a share in excess of 10% of the global and US digital music markets, with much higher shares in market where English is not the first language, reflecting the importance of independent investment in domestic repertoire around the globe.