The full, updated agenda for the 2018 RightsTech Summit is now available on the RightsTech Summit website. The Summit will be held October 5 as part of the New York Media Festival at the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York City.
The European creative industry faces great challenges. U.S. tech platforms such as Facebook, Amazon, Apple, Netflix and Google are expanding rapidly and are increasingly turning into competitors in what is still one of the Continent’s most important economic sectors.
Source: How Europe smothers creativity
In 2015, entrepreneur Matthew Cockerill, publisher Jon Croft, and writer Nadia Arumugam launched the 1,000 Cookbooks project, which aimed to compile the best and most essential cookbooks of all time. The project has since evolved into a digital subscription service, called CKBK, which bills itself as the “Spotify for Cookbooks.”
APRA AMCOS’ deal with Facebook licenses the use of the millions of songs it represents in Australia and New Zealand including the songs of its 95,000 songwriter and publisher members. The news comes after Facebook confirmed multi-territory deals with the likes of Universal Music Group, Warner Music Group, Sony/ATV, Kobalt, [PIAS], Beggars Group and Merlin.
Public-radio companies PRX and PRI are merging in a bid to capitalize on the surging popularity of podcasts and other digital formats as listeners and content creators migrate away from traditional broadcast radio.
Spotify has a number of tricky issues to face down during its 2019 negotiations with the biggest labels. One very senior US-based source at a major record company tells MBW: “If Spotify comes in here and asks for any sort of margin improvement, we’re going to laugh them out of the room.
According to analysis from Manatt, Phelps & Phillips LLP, only six cents of every dollar of Spotify’s revenue ends up going to publishers and songwriters via mechanical royalties. These extremely low margins imply that only those who can achieve massive mainstream scale can generate any meaningful income from streaming alone.
Civil founder Matthew Iles is trying to invent a global platform for independent journalism, powered by blockchain technology and cryptocurrency, governed by an open-source constitution—including an advisory council that will act as a kind of Supreme Court to adjudicate ethical disputes—and run as a non-profit foundation.
Subscribers using iOS can now view credits to songs within the Spotify app, as long as the information has been provided by record labels. On mobile, credits are accessed through the button with three dots that appears next to each song and by clicking on ’Song credits’ at the end of the list.
As the quantity of content available online is exploding, metadata is now the key to offering better user experience and securing better exposure of your news and sport content. Properly indexed, footage can be found, navigated through and reused more easily. It is still the same content, but it is far more valuable.
Investors are become increasingly interested in music, but as analysts race to meet investor demand for music-industry knowhow, direct input and perspectives from the industry itself are often left out, leading to potential data inaccuracies and misunderstandings.