IPR License GM: Why I’m Attending RightsTech: Europe in September

As publishers, we tend to sit in our book publishing bubble and don’t look out onto the parallel fields of music, news, journalism, and media. Technology in transactional licensing is where I really get excited. It’s an area where publishing crosses over into the worlds of other aligned media. We all have one thing in common. We publish and produce Intellectual Property (IP), and I think it’s important to take a look at the technologies being deployed around IP in all industries, and to share our innovations in that space.

Source: Why I’m Attending RightsTech: Europe in September

Imogen Heap Is Building Tech to Change the Music Industry

Ms. Heap’s nonprofit research and development group, Mycelia, is working with International Business Machines Corp. and Evernym, an identity company, to launch a digital hub for musicians. Called Creative Passport, it will provide verified, searchable profiles where musicians can collect and control their data—from biographies and detailed song credits, to information about publisher and record label representation.

Source: Imogen Heap Is Building Tech to Change the Music Industry

Canadian MPs Seek Copyright Reforms

The Commons heritage committee yesterday endorsed sweeping copyright reforms to raise by millions the royalties paid to authors, musicians and performers. The committee report Shifting Paradigms recommended Parliament repeal a 2012 amendment to the Act that allows universities, colleges and school boards to copy works free of charge under a “fair dealing” exemption.

Source: MPs Seek Copyright Reforms

French Film Industry Recommended to Adopt Blockchain Technology

The value chain of filmmaking is constantly disputed with producers, rights holders, and others constantly forgoing previously-made bargains. In a new report of recommendations produced by French film producer Dominique Boutonnat, blockchain technology is outlined as the solution to this imbalance. The goal is to create a clear record of the entire value chain.

Source: French Film Industry Recommended to Adopt Blockchain Technology – BeInCrypto

Revelator Launches Artists Wallet To Enable Real-Time Royalty Payments

Multi-territorial music rights administrator Revelator has launched Artist Wallet, a mobile copyright app that usessmart contracts technology to turn future receivables into instant royalty payments. Slow, delayed and inaccurate distribution of royalty payments have long afflicted the entertainment industry.

Source: Revelator Launches Artists Wallet To Enable Real-Time Royalty Payments

Tencent Music is ‘windowing’ premium music behind a streaming paywall – with ‘encouraging results’

How is Tencent going to drive more paying subscriber growth in the future? By placing premium music content behind a paywall on its services – a strategy which it says is already successfully encouraging free users of its platforms to upgrade to paid-for accounts.

Source: Tencent Music is ‘windowing’ premium music behind a streaming paywall – with ‘encouraging results’

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