Lighthouse by Compass Music


Register now to become a Lighthouse Beta Member! We'll then let you know how to access the platform and get free access to our guide to 100+ international music showcases & conferences.

Lighthouse puts the world’s leading music industry experts at your fingertips.

Access invaluable market insights and get guidance on succeeding in new countries from the local pros who’ve done it.

Find, connect with, and learn from trusted music industry experts around the world to develop your musical project or business beyond borders.


How does it work?

Members pay a small monthly fee for unlimited access to our tools and tips for international development, as well as our curated roster of music industry experts and knowledge marketplace. They then pay à la carte to view online courses and book individual consulting sessions.

Experts join for free - no pay-to-play here! - to create a profile and offer online courses and consulting sessions. Experts set their own rates for their content and services, in the currency of their choice. Lighthouse handles all bookings and payments, taking a commission on courses and consulting services.


Lighthouse Experts

  • Join for free
  • Verified, must apply with 3+ recommendations from peers
  • Share their knowledge and insight into their local music market and put their country's music industry on the map
  • Offer pre-recorded Online Courses & Virtual Consulting Sessions for Members at rates they set themselves
  • Lighthouse handles video conferencing, booking and billing
  • Lighthouse takes a commission on courses and consulting sessions, so we only make money when our Experts do
  • Can purchase a membership to access Member features

Lighthouse Members

  • Pay a small monthly fee (starting at just 10€/month*) with no commitment
  • Learn about music markets worldwide
  • Access Lighthouse's music industry Expert map and browse Experts' profiles
  • Take Online Courses (starting at 5€*) and book Consulting Sessions (starting at 20€/hr*) offered by Experts on our Lighthouse knowledge marketplace
  • Receive exclusive members-only content, tools and offers
  • Can apply to become Experts to access Expert features

   *Prices before any applicable tax

Lighthouse Features

Why Become a Member?

Access Practical Tools & Tips

With new members-only resources every month

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Explore Our Map of Experts

And enjoy unlimited browsing of Experts' profiles

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Schedule Virtual Consulting Sessions

Get personalised insights and advice from the experts on the ground

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Watch Exclusive Online Courses

Learn about new music markets from industry insiders

Lighthouse Experts

Who Are Our Experts?

From the top independent promoter in Turkey to one of the UK’s hottest A&R managers and everything in-between, our Experts know the ins and outs of their local music industries. They’re leaders in their sub-sectors, passionate about what they do, and love sharing their knowledge with those looking to break into their market.

Verified Leaders in their Music Market

Our Experts are individually approved, each with at least 3 recommendations from their peers

Diverse Group of Global Music Industry Professionals

We carefully curate our roster of Experts to ensure it reflects the world we live in and is inclusive of all regardless of age, race, ethnicity, gender or disability

No Pay-to-Play

There’s no fee to be a Lighthouse Expert. We take a commission on the online courses and consulting sessions offered on our platform, so we only make money when our Experts do.

Interested in becoming an Expert?

Our Values

Who Are We?

Lighthouse’s keeper is Compass Music, an international music consultancy with a conscience. At the helm, Géraldine Zanaska brings a decade of industry experience and an ambition for making the music industry more inclusive, equitable, and environmentally responsible.

These values are our magnetic north.

We believe in and actively work to ensure:

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Gender Parity & Diversity

Our roster of Lighthouse Experts is gender-balanced and both reflects and champions the world’s diversity.

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Fair &
Prompt Pay

We think everyone should be compensated fairly for their work. We also know firsthand how rough the waters can be for business owners and freelancers.

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Greener Practices

We love travel but not the environmental impact of unnecessary or inefficient business trips. Learn about a market online with virtual courses and consulting sessions to minimise your footprint and maximise your time on site.

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