Apple Music For Artists (AMFA) is emerging out of Beta and is being made available for every artist on Apple Music. Like Spotify for Artists, the service is available as both a desktop interface and a standalone mobile app (in AMFA’s case, currently only on iOS).
In the past six years alone, there have been tremendous advancements made in the world of real-time analytics to make sense of the proliferation of streaming and financial data. What exists today is an opportunity to use this information to mitigate a content owner or content producer’s resources in real-time to elongate the runway and increase the chances of breaking a hit through the noise.
In an effort to become a more modern and technologically advanced office, the U.S. Copyright Office is working on a pilot program for its digital recordation system, beginning in the spring of 2020. Testifying in front of the Senate Subcommittee on Intellectual Property, Register of Copyrights and Director Karyn Temple laid out a few details of the program that will not only digitize the records system, but make it easier for users to gain access to historical records.
STIM and GEMA’s joint licensing venture hub, ICE, has confirmed a new Pan European working group aims to fix digital royalty problems for songwriters. As songwriter royalty payouts remain complicated, the working group agrees on best practice operational processes for – and technical aspects of – multi-territory online music services.
Facebook’s always at the centre of some privacy controversy or other these days. Programmer Edin Jusupovic, spotted something rather odd recently when looking at a hex dump of an image file of unknown origin. After doing a little investigation, it appears to be IPTC “Special Instructions” injected into the image by Facebook.