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PRS for Music to launch free portal providing access to songwriter credits and industry identifiers

PRS claims that “for the first time, metadata attributed to over 2 million works will be published, with plans to release millions more, over the following 12 months.” The new online tool will allow songwriters, composers and music publishers to search and download key data about their works. It will also allow them to highlight any discrepancies.

Source: PRS for Music to launch free portal providing access to songwriter credits and industry identifiers

Paramount using streaming data to green-light movies, studio exec says

Speaking at the BofA Securities 2022 Media, Communications and Entertainment Conference, Paramount Pictures Chief Executive Officer Brian Robbins said viewership data from Paramount+ helps the studio decide the types of movies Paramount’s customers want to see, both in theaters and on the company’s various streaming platforms. “The beauty of the service, of having something like Paramount Plus, is now we have all of this data that we get in real-time,” Robbins said.

Source: Paramount using streaming data to green-light movies, studio exec says

Metadata Ruling Gives YouTube a Timely Boost in Content ID Lawsuit 

Digital creators may choose to distribute their files along with additional data identifying them as the owner. The DMCA prohibits the removal of this metadata but according to a lawsuit filed against YouTube, the platform removed metadata from MP3 uploads. A recent opinion from the US Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit appears to tip the scales in YouTube’s favor.

Source: Metadata Ruling Gives YouTube a Timely Boost in Content ID Lawsuit * TorrentFreak

How artists are exploiting lax metadata protections by streaming services

Overlapping metadata entries abound, with the music of two or more artists of the same name often being grouped together on the same artist page, creating an arduous task (both for rightsholders and DSPs) of separating out individual artist catalogs after the fact. But what if tagging the wrong artist pages was not just a headache to resolve but also a money-making scheme?

Source: How artists are exploiting lax metadata protections by streaming services

Audoo Promotes Song Identification Tool In New Venue Initiative

Audoo is working to bring its music identification tool to UK venues under a newly announced initiative called ‘Recognize the Music.’  Recognize the Music aims to “equip venues, bars, stores, and other music-playing public establishments with Audoo’s “Audio Meter.” The tool “is fitted with a discrete plug that easily slots into a standard electrical socket” and pinpoints “what music is playing and securely fingerprints it.”

Source: Audoo Promotes Song Identification Tool In New Venue Initiative

Jaxsta & DistroKid Sign Data Sharing Agreement for Music Credits

Jaxsta is the world’s largest database of deep-linked official music credits. DistroKid is the leading distributor of independent music, which represents 30-40% of new music in the world. As a result of this new agreement, DistroKid’s two million members can have their credits included in Jaxsta’s comprehensive database of more than 240+ million music credits from more than 15+ million creatives.

Source: Jaxsta & DistroKid Sign Data Sharing Agreement for Music Credits

TikTok isn’t just challenging YouTube for views. It’s impacting Google search traffic

TikTok isn’t just challenging YouTube for viewership—it’s taking traffic away from other Google services like Search and Maps. Prabhakar Raghavan is the  senior vice president who runs Google’s Knowledge & Information division. “In our studies, something like almost 40% of young people, when they’re looking for a place for lunch, they don’t go to Google Maps or Search. They go to TikTok or Instagram.”

Source: TikTok isn’t just challenging YouTube for views. It’s impacting Google search traffic, too. – Tubefilter

Why Video Streaming’s Impact on Theater Attendance Is Overblown

New data from Morning Consult shows a surprising number of consumers aren’t letting at-home film viewing eat into their trips to the movie theater. As of late June, roughly 3 in 10 respondents who made a premium video-on-demand transaction in the past month said they went to a movie theater at least once a week during that time period, a share far higher than among all U.S. adults and eclipsing that of consumers with access to any number of video streaming services.

Source: Why Video Streaming’s Impact on Theater Attendance Is Overblown

‘I Don’t Know How My Show Is Doing!’

For decades, television creators had a pretty good way of finding out if their show was a hit: They could look at the Nielsen ratings, an imperfect, universal system for measuring viewership. Now that question is a lot more difficult to answer because, according to showrunners and producers, the platforms streaming their work share almost no data with them.

Source: ‘I Don’t Know How My Show Is Doing!’

What Are Music Streaming Farms — And How Important Are They?

Listening bots can stream songs around 1,000 times a minute. Spotify and other streaming platforms aren’t losing any money from the practice — the bots that stream the music still have to use their service through paid subscriptions or through a free account that generates ad revenue. But streaming farms do effectively steal money away from artists with legitimate streaming numbers.

Source: What Are Music Streaming Farms — And How Important Are They?

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